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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
Though Pope Francis skipped over his prepared homily at today’s Palm Sunday Mass, he used the opening of Holy Week to condemn terrorism and war in Moscow, Ukraine and Gaza.
FaithDispatches
Gerard O’Connell
Bishop Luis Manuel Alí Herrera and Teresa Morris Kettelkamp will lead the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Pope Francis has asked the October synod to focus not on single issues but on one key question: “How to be a synodal church in mission?”
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Ukraine’s foreign minister, Dmitro Kuleba, said on Sunday that Ukraine will “never” raise the white flag to negotiate with Russia, and criticized the pope’s remarks for asking to do just this.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
“We have to make ‘Evangelii Gaudium’ a reality,” Archbishop García Cuerva tell Gerard O’Connell. “We must make a reality Francis’ words, his documents, his vision of the church as a field hospital.”
Pope Francis gives his blessing at the end of the recitation of the Angelus in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Feb. 11, 2024. On March 3, he renewed his call for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza while while speaking to the crowd in St. Peter’s Square. (CNS photo/Lola Gomez)
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
At the noon prayer on Sunday, Pope Francis called for a cease-fire and for “the continuation of negotiations” to bring about the release of hostages taken by Hamas and the delivery of humanitarian aid to Gaza.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
In an exclusive interview with Gerard O’Connell, Archbishop Jorge Ignacio García Cuerva explains why his first three Masses in Buenos Aires were celebrated in a shanty town, prison and cemetery.
Politics & SocietyVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
“Americans should be against killing Israelis but also against killing Palestinians,” the political activist Mustafa Barghouti said in an interview with Gerard O’Connell.
Politics & SocietyVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
“If you talk today with the widows who have lost their husbands, and mothers who have lost their sons, you will understand why Russia did not succeed.”
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
They will continue to focus on the theme: “For a synodal church: communion, participation and mission.”