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Gerard O’Connell is America’s Vatican correspondent and author of The Election of Pope Francis: An Inside Story of the Conclave That Changed History. He has been covering the Vatican since 1985.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Cardinal Robert McElroy reflects on receiving the red hat from Pope Francis and discusses the points of consensus as well as disagreement at the first worldwide meeting of cardinals since 2014.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Pope Francis opened a two-day meeting of almost 200 cardinals this morning, Aug. 29, to discuss “Predicate Evangelium,” the constitution for the reform of the Roman Curia.
FaithDispatches
Gerard O’Connell
Celestine V resigned from the papacy in 1294, the last pope to do so voluntarily before Benedict XVI. Francis, in his homily, praised him for this gesture of humility.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Pope Francis has brought the total number of electors to 132, from 69 countries.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Cardinal Michael Czerny S.J., visited Auschwitz today to celebrate Mass on the 80th anniversary of the death of Edith Stein, the German Jewish philosopher who converted to Catholicism.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
After Pope Francis met with Ukraine’s ambassador to the Holy See, the ambassador suggested that a papal visit to that war-torn country may happen in the near future.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
For the first time since the start of the war in Ukraine, Pope Francis received in a private audience this morning a top-ranking member of the Russian Orthodox Church, second only to patriarch Kirill of Moscow.
FaithInterviews
Gerard O’Connell
Gerry Desnomie, 74, suffered verbal, emotional and sexual abuse in a church-run residential school. He welcomed the pope’s apology in Canada—but says three points were missing.
FaithInterviews
Gerard O’Connell
“We are at a different place than we were a week ago in the church’s walk with Indigenous Peoples, a better place.”
FaithInterviews
Gerard O’Connell
An exclusive interview with Mandy Gull-Masty, the grand chief of the Cree Nation and the first woman to hold that post, about Pope Francis' visit to Canada and the future of the reconciliation process.