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Gerard O’Connell is America’s Vatican correspondent.
Cardinal Angelo Becciu speaks with journalists during a media conference in Rome Sept. 25, 2020. The cardinal told journalists he was asked by Pope Francis Sept. 24 to resign as prefect of the Congregation for Saints' Causes and renounce the rights associated with being a cardinal due to an embezzlement investigation involving Vatican funds and a charitable organization run by his brother. (CNS photo/Junno Arocho Esteves)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellSeptember 25, 2020
Cardinal Becciu held a press conference in what was clearly just the beginning of his battle to prove his innocence.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellSeptember 24, 2020
The powerful head of the Vatican's saint-making office, Cardinal Angelo Becciu, resigned Thursday from the post and renounced his rights as a cardinal amid a financial scandal that has reportedly implicated him indirectly.
Cardinal Luis Ladaria, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and Father Tony Flannery (CNS photo/Paul Haring/CNS photo/Irish Catholic)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellSeptember 22, 2020
The C.D.F. said today: ‘We did everything possible to dialogue with Father Flannery. It wasn’t always easy.’
Pope Francis greets the crowd as he arrives for his general audience in the San Damaso courtyard at the Vatican Sept. 16, 2020. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellSeptember 17, 2020
Mara Grassi told Pope Francis, “We wish to create a bridge to the church so that the church too can change its way of looking at our children, no longer excluding them but fully welcoming them.”
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellSeptember 16, 2020
“Fratelli tutti,” the title of Pope Francis’s new encyclical is to be understood as including both men and women, the Vatican stated today in a front-page editorial in L’Osservatore Romano, its daily newspaper, headlined “an encyclical for all brothers and sisters.”
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellSeptember 15, 2020
Vatican officials have publicly defended the agreement with enthusiasm. Privately, they are more sober in their analysis.
Politics & Society Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellSeptember 13, 2020
Pope Francis called on protestors to express their demands “peacefully” and appealed to government leaders to meet their "just aspirations."
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellSeptember 11, 2020
Cardinal Tagle tested positive for Covid-19 on his arrival at Manila airport Sept. 10. He showed no symptoms, but is now in isolation.
Pope Francis greets people as he arrives for his general audience in the San Damaso courtyard at the Vatican Sept. 9, 2020. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Politics & Society Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellSeptember 09, 2020
Pope Francis: “A virus that does not recognize barriers, borders or cultural or political distinctions must be faced with a love without barriers, borders or distinctions.”
On June 19, 2020, the pope had appointed him to head the Diocese of Duluth, Minn., but he had not yet been installed. Father Mulloy is pictured in an undated photo. (CNS photo/courtesy West River Catholic)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellSeptember 07, 2020
Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Michel Mulloy, the bishop elect of Duluth following an investigation.