Voices
Gerard O’Connell is America’s Vatican correspondent.
Empty streets in Jiujiang, China, on Feb. 3, 2020. (CNS photo/Thomas Peter, Reuters)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellFebruary 03, 2020
“I hope the supplies could reach where they are needed as soon as possible, so that people who are suffering the disease could feel the concern from the Holy See,” Father Han told the Global Times. “The whole world is standing together to fight the virus.”
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellJanuary 31, 2020
“The pope is an Argentinian concerned for his fatherland and for his people. He loves the Argentinians very much.”
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellJanuary 26, 2020
Francis has known him since 2006, when as archbishop of Buenos Aires he heard about his work with street children and drug addicts and contacted him.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellJanuary 25, 2020
Francis has shown a great interest in Iraq and its people that have suffered so much since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003.
Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re arrives for Pope Francis' celebration of the opening Mass of the Synod of Bishops at the Vatican Oct 3., 2018.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellJanuary 25, 2020
He succeeds Cardinal Angelo Sodano, 92, who was dean for almost 15 years.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellJanuary 24, 2020
Mr. Pence told Francis “you made me a hero” back home by granting him the private audience.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellJanuary 23, 2020
Bishop Nelson J. Perez becomes the third Hispanic archbishop in the United States and the first to serve in this archdiocese.
Pope Francis arrives for his general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican Jan. 22, 2020.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellJanuary 22, 2020
Francis called on all Christians “to work together to show to the migrants the love of God revealed in Jesus Christ.”
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellJanuary 20, 2020
Pope Francis firmly condemned “every form of anti-Semitism” on the eve of the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.
Pope Francis welcomes Congolese President Félix Tshisekedi to the Vatican Jan. 17, 2020. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Politics & Society Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellJanuary 17, 2020
The Vatican revealed that the pope and president discussed “the good existing bilateral relations” between the Holy See and the Democratic Republic of the Congo and expressed “satisfaction” at the ratification of the framework agreement between the two countries on matters of mutual interest.