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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.
Politics & SocietyVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
“We’re getting to a very dangerous situation worldwide,” the Vatican’s secretary for relations with states said, “and it wouldn’t take much to make things even worse” and to arrive at “a world in conflict.”
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Pope Francis says he will make “a penitential pilgrimage” to Canada July 24 to embrace and contribute to healing and reconciliation with its Indigenous peoples
FaithDispatches
Gerard O’Connell
Continuing with determination to open up new positions of responsibility for women in the Roman Curia, Pope Francis has appointed three women as members of the Dicastery for Bishops.
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.