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.
Unknown gunmen fired upon the papal almoner, Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, as he and others attempted to deliver humanitarian aid in Ukraine on Saturday. No injuries were reported in the attack.
Interview: The Gregorian’s new Jesuit leader on the university’s mission to implement Vatican II reforms
The new rector, Mark Lewis, S.J., also opened up about the Gregorian's upcoming merger with the Pontifical Biblical and Oriental Institutes.
The Gregorian has educated 28 saints and 16 popes. But the new Jesuit rector doesn’t think that is the school’s most important legacy
An exclusive interview with Mark Lewis, S.J., 62, a historian and only the second Jesuit from the United States to be rector of the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome
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Interview: The world has forgotten about the war in Syria. Catholics have a responsibility to be Good Samaritans.
“When we think of Syria, there comes to mind the verse of the Book of Lamentations: ‘Vast as the sea is your ruin; who can heal you?’” Pope Francis said.
The beatification of John Paul I took place on a rainy but joyous Sunday in St. Peter’s Square, with a homily by Pope Francis on the beauty of a church “with a happy, serene and smiling face.”
In the second part of his interview with America’s Vatican correspondent, Cardinal McElroy describes the discussions of Vatican finance and sexual abuse reforms that happened in the cardinals' meeting this week.
Cardinal Robert McElroy reflects on receiving the red hat from Pope Francis and discusses the points of consensus as well as disagreement at the first worldwide meeting of cardinals since 2014.
Pope Francis opened a two-day meeting of almost 200 cardinals this morning, Aug. 29, to discuss “Predicate Evangelium,” the constitution for the reform of the Roman Curia.
Celestine V resigned from the papacy in 1294, the last pope to do so voluntarily before Benedict XVI. Francis, in his homily, praised him for this gesture of humility.
Pope Francis has brought the total number of electors to 132, from 69 countries.