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Gerard O’Connell is America’s Vatican correspondent.
In a letter to Chilean bishops, Pope Francis says he hopes to meet with Chilean sex abuse victims. "I apologize to all those who I have offended," he said. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) 
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellApril 11, 2018
Pope Francis admitted that he had badly misjudged the situation in Chile, or as he put it: “I fell into serious errors in the evaluation and perception of the situation, due especially to the lack of true and balanced information.”
 Pope Francis greets the crowd during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican April 4. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellApril 09, 2018
Francis' “modest goal” is “to re-propose the call to holiness in a practical way for our own time.”
A Vatican police officer at St. Peter's Square during Easter Mass, April 1. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellApril 07, 2018
Msgr. Carlo Cappella, who had served in the Vatican embassy in Washington, D.C., has been under criminal investigation since his recall from the U.S. last September.
Pope Francis gestures during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican April 4. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellApril 05, 2018
Pope Francis' third apostolic exhortation will emphasize “the call to holiness in the contemporary world,” echoing Vatican II's “Lumen Gentium.”
Faith
Gerard O’ConnellApril 01, 2018
Francis delivered his sixth Easter message as bishop of Rome and leader of the world’s 1.3 billion Catholics from the central balcony of St Peter’s.
A girl reads a Bible during Mass in the state-approved Xuanwumen Catholic Church in Bejing, China, in December 2016. (CNS photo/How Hwee Young, EPA) 
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellMarch 28, 2018
The bishop emeritus of Hong Kong said, “Pope Francis promotes the Holy See’s negotiations with China for the good of the church, to bring something good to the church and to the whole of humanity.”
Msgr. Dario Vigano, then-prefect of the Vatican Secretariat for Communication, is pictured at a news conference at the Vatican in this Feb. 8 file photo. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellMarch 21, 2018
Mgr. Dario Vigano offered his resignation on March 19, saying he did not want the flap over the Benedict letter to hinder reforms in the communications office.
A woman reacts to Pope Francis' final words during the closing Mass of the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in this 2015 file photo. The pope will attend the next W.M.F., to be held Aug. 21-26 in Dublin. (CNS photo/Brian Snyder, Reuters) 
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellMarch 21, 2018
Pope Francis will attend the ninth World Meeting of Families on August 25 and 26, making him the second pontiff to visit Ireland.
Politics & Society Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellMarch 17, 2018
The Vatican has released the complete letter by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI about Pope Francis after facing criticism for manipulating a photograph of it.
Politics & Society Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellMarch 16, 2018
The archbishop of Guam, Anthony Sablan Apuron O.F.M. Cap., is found guilty of some of the accusations against him, including the sexual abuse of minors.