Voices
Gerard O’Connell is America’s Vatican correspondent.
Dispatches
Gerard O’ConnellApril 22, 2015
Pope Francis will visit Cuba before arriving in the United States in September nbsp The Vatican announced this today without giving the exact date s of his visit to the island nation which is likely to be more than just a stopover nbsp ldquo I am able to confirm that the Holy Father Francis h
Dispatches
Gerard O’ConnellApril 21, 2015
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Robert Finn from his post as pastor of the diocese of Kansas City-St Joseph Missouri The bishop was the first Catholic prelate to be convicted by a civil court in the United States for the criminal lsquo misdemeanor rsquo of not reporting a pr
Pope Francis meets with representatives of Leadership Conference of Women Religious at Vatican
Dispatches
Gerard O’ConnellApril 16, 2015
Pope Francis spent 50 minutes with a delegation from the Leadership Conference of American Women Religious LCWR today after the Vatican rsquo s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith CDF and the LCWR announced in a joint report that they had reached a positive conclusion to a three-year e
Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellApril 15, 2015
The news, though ground-breaking, went largely unnoticed. The Vatican has given its clearance to open the cause on May 3 for the canonization of Dom Hélder Câmara, the “bishop of the poor” and one of the most influential Latin American church leaders of the 20th century.Cardinal Angelo
Dispatches
Gerard O’ConnellApril 15, 2015
Cardinal Sean O rsquo Malley put the question of the accountability on the table of this week rsquo s meeting of the pope with his ldquo Council of Nine rdquo cardinal advisors His intent is to find a juridical and competent way to deal effectively with bishops and religious superiors who abuse t
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Dispatches
Gerard O’ConnellApril 12, 2015
Turkish authorities protest the pope's characterization of the mass killing
Dispatches
Gerard O’ConnellApril 11, 2015
ldquo This is a time for the Church to rediscover the meaning of the mission entrusted to her by the Lord on the day of Easter to be a sign and an instrument of the Father rsquo s mercy rdquo Pope Francis said in St Peter rsquo s Basilica on April 11 after publishing the Bull of Indiction for t
Dispatches
Gerard O’ConnellApril 05, 2015
In Easter message to the world, a forceful appeal for peace
Dispatches
Gerard O’ConnellApril 03, 2015
Pope Francis speaking at the end of the Way of the Cross at Rome rsquo s Coliseum prayed for the Christian men women and children ndash ldquo our brothers who are persecuted beheaded and crucified for their faith in you Jesus before our eyes and often with our silent complicity rdquo Tens
Dispatches
Gerard O’ConnellApril 03, 2015
Jesus over came violence by 'exposing all its injustice and futility.'