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Gerard O’Connell is America’s Vatican correspondent.
Migrants arrive July 17 on a makeshift boat to the tiny Mediterranean Island of Alboran, Spain. (CNS photo/Spanish Defense Ministry handout via Reuters) 
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 05, 2018
Concern for migrants and refugees, many of who are young, took center stage at the Synod of Bishops.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 04, 2018
The most powerful speeches were given by synod fathers from countries that produce migrants due to situations of war or poverty.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 03, 2018
The pope stresses hope, dialogue and discernment in opening address to the synod on young adults.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 03, 2018
Describing this synod as a “moment of grace for the whole church,” Pope Francis prayed that the Holy Spirit “may help us to preserve the memory of the Lord.”
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 01, 2018
The Synod of Bishops on young people opens on Wednesday, and for the first time in history, two bishops from mainland China will be in attendance.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellSeptember 29, 2018
The pope’s appeal to Catholics comes at a moment of great turbulence in his five-year pontificate.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellSeptember 28, 2018
In this second document, Viganò confirms what was already evident to everyone: His real target is Pope Francis.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellSeptember 26, 2018
Pope Francis urged Chinese Catholics on Wednesday to trust God and make concrete gestures of reconciliation following the landmark deal over bishop appointments.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellSeptember 25, 2018
"Rome nominates, the pope nominates. That is clear!”
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellSeptember 25, 2018
“I have never, never given a pardon on a conviction.”