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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.
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.
Politics & SocietyInterviews
Gerard O’Connell
“You realize that the rest of the world is looking toward Pope Francis as maybe the one person who could end this [war], who could bring peace,” Ambassador Donnelly told Gerard O’Connell.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Catholics in China in recent years have experienced greater difficulties in the practice of their faith as a result of the crackdown on religion being carried out under the regime of President Xi Jin-ping.
Politics & SocietyVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
The 90-year-old cardinal has been an outspoken defender of human rights and democracy in Hong Kong and strongly critical of Beijing for its suppression of fundamental freedoms in the city.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Pope Francis’ teaching on the family hasn’t been fully embraced. This conference on “Amoris Laetitia” seeks to change that.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Pope Francis is willing to help negotiate an end to the Russian war against Ukraine, but warned that religious leaders “are not clerics of the state.”
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
As the Russian attack on Ukraine entered its 67th day, Pope Francis called on Catholics worldwide to pray the rosary every day during the month of May for peace.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
“I am ready to do everything to stop the war,” the pope said in an interview with La Nación. “Everything!”