Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellNovember 23, 2019
This is Francis’ second visit to Japan. He came here in October 1987 to visit Jesuit missionaries as provincial.
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellNovember 22, 2019
The pope reminded priests, religious and seminarians that the fervor of evangelization “is nurtured by a double encounter: with the face of the Lord and with the faces of our brothers and sisters.”
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellNovember 21, 2019
To be “a missionary disciple is not a mercenary of the faith,” Pope Francis told the Catholics of Thailand, but rather “a humble mendicant” who longs to bring missing family members to the Sunday table.t
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Pope Francis focuses on human trafficking, migration and religious harmony on a busy day in ThailandGerard O’ConnellNovember 21, 2019
Pope Francis spent his first full day in Thailand meeting with the country’s prime minister and supreme patriarch of Buddhists.
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellNovember 19, 2019
On the eve of Pope Francis’ visit to Japan, an exclusive interview with Yoshio Kajiyama, S.J., the Hiroshima-born former provincial of the country’s Jesuits.
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellNovember 18, 2019
Pope Francis is coming to “the land of interreligious dialogue” when he visits Thailand from Nov. 20 to Nov. 23 as “a pilgrim of peace.
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellNovember 17, 2019
“Wearing the label ‘Christian’ or ‘Catholic’ is not enough to belong to Jesus. We need to speak the same language as Jesus: that of love,” Pope Francis said as he celebrated the third World Day of the Poor.
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellNovember 15, 2019
It will be his fourth trip to Asia since becoming pope.
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellNovember 14, 2019
Juan Antonio Guerrero Alves, S.J., a Spanish Jesuit with a degree in economics as well as considerable administrative and international experience, will take over as the new prefect of the Vatican’s Secretariat for the Economy on Jan. 1, 2020.
Politics & Society Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellNovember 13, 2019
“The Holy See acknowledges the decision of Australia’s High Court to accept Card. George Pell’s request of appeal, aware that the cardinal has always maintained his innocence.”