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Gerard O’Connell is America’s Vatican correspondent.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 31, 2018
Pakistan’s Supreme Court has overturned the death sentence of Asia Bibi, a Catholic mother of five.
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Faith News
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 28, 2018
The pope urged people "to listen, to be a neighbor, to bear witness.”
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Politics & Society News
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 28, 2018
“May the Most High receive the dead in his peace, comfort their families and sustain the wounded,” he prayed as he addressed thousands of pilgrims from many countries gathered in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, Oct. 28.
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Faith News Analysis
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 27, 2018
The text is intended as a guideline to be adapted at the national and local level in different countries.
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Faith News
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 27, 2018
His statement appeared to be a reference to those seeking to divide the church today and those using the abuse scandals to further other agendas.
Cardinal Gerald C. Lacroix of Quebec, center, participate in a pilgrimage hike from the Monte Mario nature reserve in Rome to St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Oct. 25. Participants in the Synod of Bishops on young people, the faith and vocational discernment, and young people from Rome parishes took part in the hike. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 27, 2018
The cardinals and bishops who participated in the synod may have “a little more wisdom,” but the young people “have the enthusiasm and the creativity to help us bring Jesus Christ to the world.”
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 26, 2018
There is “a wonderful spirit” at the synod and Cardinal Nichols thinks this is due to the fact that “we’ve gone from talking about young people and from talking to young people, to talking with them. In a strange sort of way it’s become what Pope Francis means by synodality.”
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 22, 2018
“Jesus finds people where they are, but he never leaves them where they are.”
 Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, then nuncio to the United States, and then-Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick of Washington, are seen in a combination photo during the beatification Mass of Blessed Miriam Teresa Demjanovich at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, N.J., Oct. 4, 2014. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 19, 2018
In this third letter Archbishop Viganò no longer insists that the restrictions that he claimed Benedict XVI had imposed on Archbishop McCarrick can be understood as “sanctions.”
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 18, 2018
The pope said he would visit North Korea “if an official invitation arrives.”