Voices
Gerard O’Connell is America’s Vatican correspondent.
Pope Francis greets people during a gathering of the Neocatechumenal Way at Tor Vergata, a field on the edge of Rome, on May 5. Some 100,000 members of the movement welcomed the pope as they celebrated the 50th anniversary of the movement. Also pictured is Kiko Arguello, co-founder of the Neocatechumenal Way, playing guitar. (CNS photo/Max Rossi, Reuters) 
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellMay 07, 2018
A Vatican source explained that whenever the pope is invited to such a large public event he does not see the guest list in advance nor is the list checked by Vatican officials, as they trust the organizers of these gatherings to act in a responsible way.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellMay 02, 2018
The pope met with three victims of Chile’s most notorious predator priest, Father Fernando Karadima
Australian Cardinal George Pell leaves the Melbourne Magistrate Court in Melbourne Tuesday, May 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
Politics & Society Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellMay 01, 2018
Cardinal George Pell is set to stand trial on charges of sexual abuse that go back decades.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellApril 30, 2018
The three Chilean victims of abuse have each commented positively on their personal encounters with Pope Francis over the weekend.
 Pope Francis touches a rosary during his general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican Nov. 30. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellApril 29, 2018
The pope is praying especially for peace in Syria, Nigeria and the Koreas.
 Pope Francis walks past a video journalist during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican April 25. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellApril 27, 2018
The pope will first meet each of the victims individually, one or more times, and then as a group.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellApril 27, 2018
On May 1, Cardinal George Pell will know whether he has to stand trial to face allegations of historical sexual offenses or not.
In this photo dated Wednesday, April 11, 2018, Pope Francis arrives in St.Peter's Square at the Vatican for his weekly general audience. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellApril 25, 2018
All three were victims of the infamous Chilean priest predator, the Rev. Ferdinando Karadima, who was found guilty of abuse of minors by the Vatican.
 Pope Francis speaks during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on April 18. (CNS/Paul Haring)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellApril 21, 2018
The appointments are part of an ongoing effort to give a greater role to women in the work of the Roman Curia offices, the central administration of the Catholic church.
Politics & Society Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellApril 15, 2018
The pope’s first comments on Syria since the missile attacks