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Gerard O’Connell is America’s Vatican correspondent and author of The Election of Pope Francis: An Inside Story of the Conclave That Changed History. He has been covering the Vatican since 1985.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Were a papal document forthcoming it could lead to a new and definitive papal teaching document on issues as polarizing as contraception, assisted procreation and palliative care.
Protesters stand on a vandalised police water canon truck and shout slogans at the entrance to president's official residence in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Saturday, July 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
Politics & SocietyVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
The pope joined the Sri Lanakan Catholic bishops in an “appeal for peace” and to the country’s political leaders “not to ignore the cry of the poor and the needs of the people.”
FaithInterviews
Gerard O’Connell
The Irish-born American cardinal and former bishop of Dallas, Tex., is considered a big hitter in the Vatican because of the many important responsibilities that Pope Francis has entrusted to him in recent years.
Politics & SocietyVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
In a new interview, Pope Francis more openly criticized Russia’s aggression in Ukraine and clarified his position that NATO is partially to blame for the outbreak of war.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
“I truly feel great sorrow at having to postpone this visit, which means so much to me," the pope said at his general audience on June 12.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Pope Francis has postponed “with regret” his visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and to South Sudan on the advice of his doctors so as “not to jeopardize the result of the therapy that he is undergoing.”
Pope Francis greets newly married couples during his general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican on Sept. 30, 2015.
FaithDispatches
Gerard O’Connell
Lisa Sowle Cahill, professor of moral theology at Boston College, talks about the legacy of “Amoris Laetitia” for young people and opponents of Pope Francis.
Bishop Robert W. McElroy of San Diego was among 21 new cardinals named by Pope Francis May 29, 2022. Archbishop McElroy is pictured in a 2019 photo. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Bishop McElroy has demonstrated that he is one of the strongest supporters of Pope Francis’ vision of church among the American bishops.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Cardinal Angelo Sodano died in a Rome hospital last night from complications related to Covid-19, and other ailments related to his advanced age.
FaithInterviews
Gerard O’Connell
‘Amoris Laetitia’ is more than a theology for marriage and family life.