Faith Vatican DispatchGerard 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 DispatchGerard 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.
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellSeptember 22, 2020
The C.D.F. said today: ‘We did everything possible to dialogue with Father Flannery. It wasn’t always easy.’
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard 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.”
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Responding to critics, Vatican clarifies Pope Francis’ new encyclical is addressed to both men and womenGerard 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.”
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The Vatican is ready to renew its deal with China. Privately, officials admit they’re walking a tightrope.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 DispatchGerard 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 DispatchGerard 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.
Politics & Society Vatican DispatchGerard 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.”
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellSeptember 07, 2020
Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Michel Mulloy, the bishop elect of Duluth following an investigation.