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Gerard O’Connell is America’s Vatican correspondent.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellJanuary 25, 2019
The cardinal described W.Y.D. as “an extraordinary event in the life of the church."
Politics & Society Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellJanuary 25, 2019
Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley believes that Venezuela’s interim president, Juan Guaido, “has come up with a formula that could avoid a civil war, could avoid bloodshed” in the country, and he regrets that the country’s military have “not yet” sided with him.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellJanuary 24, 2019
The pope described St. Óscar Romero as one of the “prophetic fruits of the church in Central America.”
Politics & Society Faith
Gerard O’ConnellJanuary 24, 2019
Panama’s President, Juan Carlos Varela Rodriguez, gave Pope Francis a very warm state welcome at the Presidential Palace located on the site of the original 1673 building. He welcomed him to this land “of peace and dialogue.”
Faith News
Gerard O’ConnellJanuary 21, 2019
This year’s W.Y.D takes place less than three months after the conclusion of the Synod for Young People that was held in the Vatican last October.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellJanuary 19, 2019
Pope Francis has suppressed the Ecclesia Dei Commission, a significant decision with consequences for the Holy See’s relations with the priestly Fraternity of St. Pius X.
Pope Francis meets with the leadership of the Chilean bishops' conference at the Vatican on Jan. 14 to talk about the sex abuse crisis affecting the church in Chile. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellJanuary 16, 2019
The pope wants the February summit “to be an assembly of pastors, not an academic conference—a meeting characterized by prayer and discernment, a catechetical and working gathering.”
“The reappearance of some populist and nationalist impulses today is progressively weakening the multilateral system,” Pope Francis said, “resulting in a general lack of trust, a crisis of credibility in international political life and a gradual marginalization of the most vulnerable members of the family of nations.” In December thousands marched in an outpouring of discontent with the autocratic rule of nationalist president Aleksandar Vucic. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)
Politics & Society Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellJanuary 07, 2019
“The reappearance of some populist and nationalist impulses today is progressively weakening the multilateral system,” Pope Francis said, “resulting in a general lack of trust, a crisis of credibility in international political life and a gradual marginalization of the most vulnerable members of
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellJanuary 06, 2019
It is not enough to know that Jesus was born, like Herod, if we do not encounter him.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellDecember 31, 2018
Alessandro Gisotti, an Italian journalist who is the social media coordinator for the Dicastery for Communications, has been appointed by the pope as interim director.