Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellMay 23, 2018
The pope appeared to be alluding to the fact that since February there has been a crackdown by the Chinese authorities on religion in the mainland.
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellMay 22, 2018
The encounters will take place from June 1-3 at Santa Marta, the Vatican guesthouse where Francis lives.
Politics & Society Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellMay 22, 2018
Philip Wilson was found guilty of failing to inform police about allegations of the sexual abuse of minors by a priest in the 1970s.
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellMay 21, 2018
Pope Francis is trying to ensure that those who elect his successor are humble men committed to “a church of the poor and for the poor.”
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellMay 20, 2018
Eleven of the new cardinals are under the age of 80 and so have the right to vote in the next conclave.
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellMay 19, 2018
Both men were close to each other in life, and both are much revered by Pope Francis.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
In private letter, Pope Francis told Chilean bishops their church’s “sin became the center of attention”Gerard O’ConnellMay 18, 2018
In the 10-page text, Francis presented a searing diagnosis of what had transformed this once prophetic and esteemed church in Latin America to one of the least respected.
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellMay 18, 2018
The unprecedented decision was made on the final day of their meeting May 15-17 with Pope Francis.
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellMay 17, 2018
“History is being made. We are at a particular moment for the universal church, not only for Chile,” one monsignor said.
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellMay 16, 2018
Francis spoke after one of the worst days of violence in the Holy Land since 2014.