Voices
Gerard O’Connell is America’s Vatican correspondent.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellMarch 30, 2019
Pope Francis suggested four actions were needed to assist migrants in their plight today: “accept; protect; promote; and integrate.”
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellMarch 30, 2019
Pope Francis said he hoped his visit would “strengthen the bonds of sincere friendship,” mutual respect and cooperation between Christians and Muslims “and enable our communities to prepare a better future for coming generations.”
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellMarch 30, 2019
Pope Francis and King Mohammed VI: "the specific multi-religious character, the spiritual dimension and the particular cultural identity of Jerusalem / Al-Quds Acharif must be protected and promoted.”
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellMarch 29, 2019
New guidelines and legislation in the Vatican City State are aimed at preventing physical and sexual abuse of minors and vulnerable adults in that territory.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellMarch 28, 2019
“I come as a pilgrim of peace and fraternity, in a world that greatly needs it,” the pope said in a video message to the “dear people of Morocco” on the eve of his visit this weekend.
Politics & Society News
Gerard O’ConnellMarch 23, 2019
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati, the archbishop of Santiago, Chile, the Vatican announced on March 23.
Faith Features
Gerard O’ConnellMarch 22, 2019
For the first time, the inside story of the election of Pope Francis, excerpted from a new book by America's Vatican correspondent.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellMarch 16, 2019
The meeting between Pope Francis and South Sudan's President Salva Kiir Mayardit "aimed at deepening relations between South Sudan and the Vatican."
Faith News
Gerard O’ConnellMarch 12, 2019
An Australian judge has sentenced Cardinal to 6 years in prison for molesting two choirboys.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellMarch 07, 2019
The court imposed a six-month suspended prison sentence on him, meaning he will not have to spend time in prison.