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Gerard O’Connell is America’s Vatican correspondent.
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
Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellNovember 19, 2014
On Nov. 8, Pope Francis signed a decree recognizing that Silvio Dissegna, a 12-year-old Italian boy who died from bone cancer on Sept. 24, 1979, had lived the Christian virtues to a heroic degree and can therefore be called venerable.The signing of that decree may seem an insignificant event in the
Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellNovember 12, 2014
‘You know that I am preparing an encyclical on ecology; be assured that your concerns will be present in it,” Pope Francis told 150 representatives of grassroots movements from 80 countries when he met with them in the Vatican on Oct. 28.As pastor in Buenos Aires, he knew the potential o
Prime Minister Tony Abbott and ministry leaving the swearing in ceremony (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)
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Gerard O’ConnellNovember 11, 2014
Pope Francis has sent a letter to the Prime Minister of Australia Tony Abbott who will chair the Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the world rsquo s 20 largest economies that will be held in Brisbane Nov 15-16 The G20 includes the 19 major developed and developing economies of the w
Archbishop Mamberti, Vatican secretary for relations with states, addresses U.N. General Assembly in New York. (CNS photo/Adrees Latif, Reuters)
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Gerard O’ConnellNovember 08, 2014
In a series of top level changes in the Roman Curia Pope Francis has appointed the English-born Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher as Secretary for Relations with States ndash the third highest position in the Vatican nbsp nbsp nbsp He succeeds the Moroccan-born Archbishop Dominque Mamberti wh
Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellNovember 05, 2014
'When the church...expresses herself in communion, she cannot err.'
Pope Francis gives the homily as he celebrates Mass at the Verano cemetery in Rome Nov. 1, the feast of All Saints. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
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Gerard O’ConnellNovember 05, 2014
Cardinal heads now 'obligated' to present resignation at 75.