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Gerard O’Connell is America’s Vatican correspondent.
On June 19, 2020, the pope had appointed him to head the Diocese of Duluth, Minn., but he had not yet been installed. Father Mulloy is pictured in an undated photo. (CNS photo/courtesy West River Catholic)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellSeptember 07, 2020
Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Michel Mulloy, the bishop elect of Duluth following an investigation.
In this 2011 file photo, the Basilica of St. Francis with its bell tower is pictured beyond a field of corn in Assisi, Italy. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellSeptember 05, 2020
The new encyclical will bear the title “Fratelli tutti” and it will be released on the feast of St. Francis on Oct. 3.
Pope Francis meets with a group of clergy and laypeople advising the French bishops' conference on ecological policies and on promoting the teaching in his encyclical, "Laudato Si', On Care for Our Common Home" on Sept. 3, 2020. Actress Juliette Binoche, to the pope's left in the white and yellow blouse, was part of the meeting in the library of the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Politics & Society Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellSeptember 03, 2020
Between 2007 and the publication of “Laudato Si’” in 2015, Pope Francis “underwent a journey of conversion, of conversion of the ecological problem. Before that I didn’t understand anything.”
A masked Maronite Father Georges Briedi kisses the hand of Pope Francis as the two men hold a Lebanese flag during the pope's weekly general audience at the Vatican Sept. 2, 2020. (CNS photo/Guglielmo Mangiapane, Reuters)
Politics & Society Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellSeptember 02, 2020
Pope Francis concluded: “We do not come out from a crisis the same as before. We either come out better or worse. We must choose. Solidarity is the way to come out better.”
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellSeptember 01, 2020
In his message for the sixth World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, Pope Francis also called for "the cancellation of the debt of the most vulnerable countries."
A man holds the Lebanese flag, as he looks at the scene of Tuesday's explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. Rescue teams were still searching the rubble of Beirut's port for bodies on Friday, nearly three days after a massive explosion sent a wave of destruction through Lebanon's capital. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
Politics & Society Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellAugust 09, 2020
Pope Francis: “Last Tuesday’s catastrophe calls everyone, beginning with the Lebanese people, to work together for the common good of this beloved country.”
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellAugust 06, 2020
These appointments are a further indication of the pope’s determination to give more responsibility to women in the Vatican in positions that do not require ordination.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellAugust 05, 2020
Pope Francis: “In the next few weeks, I invite you to tackle together the pressing questions that the pandemic has brought to the fore, social ills above all.”
Firefighters carry an injured man following explosions in Beirut Aug. 4, 2020. Two massive explosions near the port of the Lebanese capital injured dozens of people and shattered windows in buildings blocks away. (CNS photo/Mohamed Azakir, Reuters)
Politics & Society Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellAugust 05, 2020
“Let us pray for the victims, for their families; and let us pray for Lebanon so that it might face this extremely tragic and painful moment and, with the help of the international community, overcome the grave crisis they are experiencing.”
Maximino Caballero Ledo
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellAugust 04, 2020
Maximino Caballero Ledo has extensive experience as a finance leader with Baxter International, a Fortune 500 American health care company.