Voices
Gerard O’Connell is America’s Vatican correspondent.
Dispatches
Gerard O’ConnellNovember 27, 2014
Pope Francis rsquo three-day visit to Turkey November 28-30 was intended primarily as an ecumenical visit to the center of the Orthodox world with an important Muslim-Christian dimension nbsp It has taken on considerable political significance however because of the dramatic situation in the
Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellNovember 25, 2014
Pope Francis' call has clearly disturbed some cardinals and a number bishops.
Dispatches
Gerard O’ConnellNovember 25, 2014
Pope Francis sought to inject new life into the old continent by delivering ldquo a message of hope and encouragement to all the citizens of Europe rdquo when he spoke to the European Parliament and to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg France on November 25 nbsp Speaking ldquo as a pastor
Dispatches
Gerard O’ConnellNovember 24, 2014
Three Catholic priests and a layman have been arrested by the police in Granada Spain charged with the sexual abuse of minors the Spanish Ministry of the Interior confirmed on November 24 The arrests came after the Spanish media last week revealed that Pope Francis had intervened directly in the
Guinean Cardinal Robert Sarah
Dispatches
Gerard O’ConnellNovember 24, 2014
Pope Francis has appointed Cardinal Robert Sarah 69 from Guinea West Africa as Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments nbsp The Vatican made the announcement on November 24 nbsp nbsp He succeeds Cardinal Antonio Canizares Llovera who led this congr
Dispatches
Gerard O’ConnellNovember 21, 2014
The United States and Europe should engage in ldquo strong mediation rdquo to bring an end to the violence that is spreading in Jerusalem and the Holy Land Bishop William Shomali the Palestinian-born auxiliary bishop of the Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem told me in an interview November 20 n
Dispatches
Gerard O’ConnellNovember 20, 2014
Jesuit priest and Israeli citizen on the deteriorating situation in Holy Land.
Dispatches
Gerard O’ConnellNovember 20, 2014
As the violence escalates in Jerusalem and the Holy Land I contacted Rabbi Ron Kronish a man of faith who has long worked for peace in this land and asked how he reads the present situation and what if any hopes he has for an end to the violence and the establishment of peace Rabbi Kronish is an
Dispatches
Gerard O’ConnellNovember 20, 2014
Pope speaks at Second International Conference on Nutrition at the UN in Rome.
Dispatches
Gerard O’ConnellNovember 19, 2014
Pope Francis is leading the fight against prostitution and other forms of human trafficking nbsp He is not only getting police authorities political and religious leaders worldwide involved he is also encouraging young people to take an active part in this struggle nbsp Last weekend November 1