Inside The Vatican

Each week, Colleen Dulle goes behind the headlines of the biggest Vatican news stories with America’s Rome correspondent Gerard O’Connell. They'll break down complicated news stories that have a whole lot of history behind them in an understandable, engaging way. Colleen and Gerard will give you the inside scoop on what people inside the Vatican are thinking, saying—and planning.

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Secret archives, Cardinal Pell and the slow pro...
This week on “Inside the Vatican,” Gerry O’Connell and I update you on what has been happening since the sexual abuse summit. First, we take a look at on how to handle cases of sexual abuse, and how to put the proper structures in place in each...
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Deliver Us: a new podcast about the sex abuse c...
We talk a lot on this show about the church’s sexual abuse crisis, and while Gerry and I try to break down what’s new, we don’t often get to talk about the problems that are at the root of this scandal—or how hearing these stories over and...
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First day of sex abuse summit includes some sur...
This week on “Inside the Vatican” Gerry and I are in Rome covering the sexual abuse summit. So this week’s episode might sound a little different—you’ll hear the sounds of Rome, and some of the interviews that Gerry and I have been doing...
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Will a new book hijack coverage of the sexual a...
This week on Inside the Vatican, we’ll fill you in on Cardinal Muller’s , along with updates on the McCarrick case, preparations for next week’s summit on sexual abuse, and information on a bombshell book that threatens to overshadow that...
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The pope’s historic trip to Abu Dhabi
This week,  visited Abu Dhabi to meet with religious leaders at the Global Inter-Religious Meeting on Human Fraternity, a conference aimed at combating religious extremism. Where the pope chooses to visit will always be significant. But what...
16 min
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Pope Francis is open to married priests—in some...
Whenever Pope Francis goes on a trip somewhere around the world, he usually invites journalists to join him on the papal plane, and he’ll spend a few minutes taking questions from them. Pretty much every subject is on the table, and some of the...
14 min
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How World Youth Day is changing the church
This week on “Inside the Vatican” we look at why the Vatican seems to be lowering expectations for its upcoming international summit on sexual abuse. Then, we talk about World Youth Day, which is being held in Panama this week. Gerry has covered...
14 min
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Vatican commission's research confirms that wom...
This week on “,” we explore the topic of women deacons. We feature some clips from America’s with two members of the Vatican’s commission to research in the early church. Then, Rome correspondent Gerry O’Connell and I unpack what Pope...
18 min
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Changes and preparations ahead of the summit on...
As 2019 begins, all eyes in the Vatican are turned towards the upcoming , and recent weeks have brought a number of stories that reveal how Pope Francis aims to lead the church on this issue. First, the Vatican confirmed this past weekend that it is...
15 min
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2018 Vatican News Roundup
This week before “Inside the Vatican” goes on break, we are giving you a round-up of this year’s top Vatican news—and digging into the questions that remain about these stories going into the new year. We examine whether Pope Francis’...
22 min
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Did Pope Francis change his mind on gay priests...
we look at Pope Francis’  His new book on consecrated life, “The Strength of a Vocation,” is based on a long interview and Pope Francis has a number of quotations that have made headlines around the world. “The issue of homosexuality...
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Will the Vatican’s sexual abuse summit make a d...
we take a look at the  that will plan the Vatican’s upcoming, high-stakes summit on sexual abuse. One committee member, Cardinal Oswald Gracias of India, told  in October that the meeting “will be successful, or it will be a...
16 min
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The Sex Abuse Crisis and Catholic Infighting
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Are the bishops stalling or taking the time to ...
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Who knew what when about former Cardinal McCarr...
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The Synod on Young People is not over
This week on “,” America’s new Vatican news explainer podcast, producer Colleen Dulle and Vatican correspondent Gerard O’Connell unpack the . The main takeaway from the , Gerry says, is the method of listening, discussing and discerning that...
24 min
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Why might Pope Francis go to North Korea?
In the first episode of Inside the Vatican, producer Colleen Dulle and Vatican correspondent Gerard O'Connell give an update on the Synod on Young People, Archbishop Viganò's third letter and relations between the Holy See and North and South Korea....
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Inside the Vatican - Coming Soon
Each week, Colleen Dulle goes behind the headlines of the biggest Vatican news stories with America’s Rome correspondent Gerard O’Connell. They'll break down complicated news stories that have a whole lot of history behind them in an...
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