Voices
Gerard O’Connell is America’s Vatican correspondent.
Faith Dispatches
Gerard O’ConnellNovember 22, 2019
The pope reminded priests, religious and seminarians that the fervor of evangelization “is nurtured by a double encounter: with the face of the Lord and with the faces of our brothers and sisters.”
Faith Dispatches
Gerard O’ConnellNovember 21, 2019
To be “a missionary disciple is not a mercenary of the faith,” Pope Francis told the Catholics of Thailand, but rather “a humble mendicant” who longs to bring missing family members to the Sunday table.t
Pope Francis, left, and his cousin, Sister Ana Rosa Sivori visit the Supreme Buddhist Patriarch at Was Ratchabophit Sathit Maha Simaram Temple, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellNovember 21, 2019
Pope Francis spent his first full day in Thailand meeting with the country’s prime minister and supreme patriarch of Buddhists.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellNovember 19, 2019
On the eve of Pope Francis’ visit to Japan, an exclusive interview with Yoshio Kajiyama, S.J., the Hiroshima-born former provincial of the country’s Jesuits.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellNovember 18, 2019
Pope Francis is coming to “the land of interreligious dialogue” when he visits Thailand from Nov. 20 to Nov. 23 as “a pilgrim of peace.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellNovember 17, 2019
“Wearing the label ‘Christian’ or ‘Catholic’ is not enough to belong to Jesus. We need to speak the same language as Jesus: that of love,” Pope Francis said as he celebrated the third World Day of the Poor.
Catholics holding torches leave Urakami Cathedral in Nagasaki, Japan, Aug. 9, 2015, after praying for victims of the 1945 atomic bombing. Pope Francis will finally fulfill his desire to be a missionary to Japan when he visits the country, as well as Thailand, Nov. 20-26, 2019, the Vatican announced Sept. 13. (CNS photo/Toru Hanai, Reuters)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellNovember 15, 2019
It will be his fourth trip to Asia since becoming pope.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellNovember 14, 2019
Juan Antonio Guerrero Alves, S.J., a Spanish Jesuit with a degree in economics as well as considerable administrative and international experience, will take over as the new prefect of the Vatican’s Secretariat for the Economy on Jan. 1, 2020.
Australian Cardinal George Pell is surrounded by police as he leaves the Melbourne Magistrates Court in Australia, October 2017. (CNS photo//Mark Dadswell, Reuters)
Politics & Society Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellNovember 13, 2019
“The Holy See acknowledges the decision of Australia’s High Court to accept Card. George Pell’s request of appeal, aware that the cardinal has always maintained his innocence.”
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellNovember 07, 2019
Francis said that “to follow Jesus among the crucified” in today’s world involves many tasks.