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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How Catholic marriage prep could be changing
24 min
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Pope Francis: Don’t reduce the Ukraine war to ‘...
24 min
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Does Pope Francis have plans to resign soon?
22 min
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Pope Francis appoints new cardinals ‘from the e...
21 min
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Archbishop Cordileone bans Nancy Pelosi from co...
21 min
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What Cardinal Zen’s arrest means for the church...
20 min
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Fr. James Martin on his interview with Pope Fra...
16 min
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Putin’s “holy war” threatens Christian unity
26 min
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Why the pope wants to visit Russia before Ukraine
19 min
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Decoding papal diplomacy with a former ambassad...
19 min
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The Vatican’s diplomatic tightrope in Ukraine
25 min
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Pope Francis’ Holy Week plans
20 min
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Pope Francis apologizes to Indigenous residenti...
23 min
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Roundtable: Indigenous survivors of abuse in Ca...
31 min
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Pope Francis opens top Vatican jobs to laypeople
21 min
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Could Pope Francis visit Ukraine?
23 min
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Deep Dive: Should there be a pope emeritus?
34 min
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Pope Francis visits Russian embassy, calls for ...
26 min
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Why Pope Francis hasn’t called out Russia by name
25 min
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Why Pope Francis is remaking the Vatican’s powe...
18 min
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Is Benedict XVI’s request for forgiveness enough?
24 min
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Update: Benedict XVI responds to German abuse r...
3 min
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The Vatican’s leading expert in preventing sexu...
21 min
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Pope Benedict was accused of mishandling four a...
25 min
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Deep Dive: The beatification of Rutilio Grande,...
40 min
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Update: German abuse report faults Pope Benedic...
3 min
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Pope Francis calls out ‘cancel culture’ in addr...
26 min
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Pope Francis' 'action-packed' plans for 2022
28 min
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Pope Francis' Christmas message: Be humble.
5 min
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Update: Vatican doubles down on Latin Mass rest...
6 min
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The biggest Vatican stories of 2021
31 min
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Visiting a refugee camp with the pope
28 min
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Inside the Latin American synodal gathering wit...
29 min
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What Rome thought of the USCCB meeting
23 min
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Pope Francis knights two reporters
25 min
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Pope Francis thanks author for book on LGBT Cat...
18 min
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Deep Dive: What you need to know about the Comm...
28 min
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Pope Francis’ message to COP26
24 min
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Bonus: Pope Francis tells President Biden to ke...
3 min
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What happens when a pope meets a president?
26 min
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Pope Francis’ 9 commandments for a just economy
26 min
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The ‘Synod on Synodality’ launches in Rome
24 min
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Vatican hosts unprecedented meeting of faith le...
26 min
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Can women in the Vatican change the church?
32 min
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Bonus: How Pope Francis reclaimed Slovak histor...
23 min
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Pope Francis criticizes EWTN, reveals some peop...
13 min
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Gerry asks Pope Francis about the ‘Communion wars’
Fresh off the papal plane, Vatican correspondent Gerard O’Connell joins host Colleen Dulle to discuss Pope Francis’ response to his question about the U.S. bishops’ debate over denying communion to pro-choice politicians.
23 min
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Pope Francis is still recovering from surgery. ...
23 min
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Deep Dive: Why Pope Francis restricted the Lati...
34 min
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Pope Francis restricts the pre-Vatican II Mass
Seeking unity in the Catholic Church, Pope Francis has reversed a decision of Pope Benedict to allow the celebration of the pre-Vatican II Latin Mass
3 min
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Pope Francis recovering in hospital after surgery
3 min
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Deep Dive: The German Synodal Path, Explained
34 min
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Why Pope Francis rejected Cardinal Marx's resig...
21 min
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Vatican cracks down on sexual abuse, women’s or...
29 min
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The next Vatican synod is not an event, but a p...
21 min
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If Pope Francis Had a Book Club
48 min
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Pope Francis calls for peace in the Holy Land
21 min
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Jesuit Superior General Arturo Sosa on Pope Fra...
31 min
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Vatican steps into debate on Biden receiving co...
23 min
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Pope Francis strips bishops’ and cardinals’ pri...
19 min
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Where else will the pope go in 2021?
33 min
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Deep Dive: How bishops are chosen
34 min
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The pope and the grand imam walk a ‘thorny path’
24 min
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Did Pope Francis change his mind about Cardinal...
17 min
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Why doesn’t the Vatican push democracy in China?
21 min
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Bonus: Why is the Vatican restricting the Tradi...
24 min
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Did Pope Francis distance himself from the CDF ...
25 min
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The Vatican says no to blessing gay unions
19 min
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Inside Pope Francis’ Iraq visit
20 min
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Deep Dive: Why is Pope Francis visiting Iraq?
25 min
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Update: Pope accepts Cardinal Sarah’s resignation
4 min
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Covid spike, rocket attack cast doubt on papal ...
20 min
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Finally, a woman can vote in a synod
22 min
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Pope Francis on U.S. church divisions
25 min
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US Bishops and Vatican clash over inauguration ...
21 min
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Can defendants get a fair trial in the Vatican?
Lawyers for a woman accused of embezzling more than 500,000 Euros argue that she wouldn't get a fair trail in the Vatican.
20 min
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Pope Francis denounces U.S. Capitol insurrection
23 min
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Pope Francis takes away top office’s financial ...
20 min
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How 2020 changed the Vatican
24 min
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Pope Francis’ 2020 Christmas Messages
4 min
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Two Vatican cardinals have Covid
21 min
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Can Pope Francis really visit Iraq?
22 min
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Deep Dive: The Vatican-China Deal
17 min
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How the Vatican held a consistory like no other
21 min
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Austen Ivereigh on writing with Pope Francis
31 min
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Juan Carlos Cruz on the McCarrick Report
20 min
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Reactions to the McCarrick Report
21 min
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Deep Dive: The McCarrick Report
22 min
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The McCarrick Report in 3 minutes
Colleen Dulle gives a brief update on the Vatican’s report on former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, which was published today.
3 min
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What the Vatican thinks of the U.S. election
Many in the Vatican have kept a close eye on the U.S. presidential election, held Nov. 3. This week on “Inside the Vatican,” hosts Colleen Dulle and Gerard O’Connell discuss what advantages and disadvantages each candidate offers in the eyes of...
19 min
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Did the pope change church teaching on same-sex...
Pope Francis made headlines last week when he endorsed civil unions for same-sex couples as part of an interview in a new documentary called “Francesco.” Almost immediately, questions emerged about the comments: Was the pope mistranslated? When...
20 min
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Voting Catholic: What would Pope Francis do?
We're sharing an episode of America's 9-part podcast series "Voting Catholic." In the series finale, Sebastian speaks with Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego, a leading voice on Catholic Social Teaching in the American hierarchy. How should Catholics...
27 min
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Pope Francis endorses same-sex civil unions
In a new documentary that premiered in Rome today, Pope Francis reiterated his support for civil unions for same-sex couples and slammed the Trump administration’s family separation policy. This week on “Inside the Vatican,” host Colleen Dulle...
22 min
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Why won’t the pope wear a mask?
Vatican City saw seven new cases of the coronavirus this week, marking a sudden second wave of infections in the world’s smallest nation. were Swiss Guards; the other three were Vatican residents. As Vatican employees attempt to trace and test...
20 min
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Gerry and Colleen unpack ‘Fratelli Tutti’
This week on the “Inside the Vatican” podcast, Vatican correspondent Gerard O’Connell and producer Colleen Dulle unpack their takeaways from Pope Francis’ new encyclical, “Fratelli Tutti.” The hosts discuss the pope’s unique...
24 min
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Fratelli Tutti in 5 minutes
Pope Francis’ new encyclical, Fratelli Tutti, was released today. The encyclical, which is the highest classification of papal document, is Francis’ diagnosis of the social problems plaguing our world—and his proposed cures. In this brief Inside...
5 min
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Mike Pompeo to visit the Vatican
Cardinal Angelo Becciu from his position as head of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints on Thursday night, Sept. 24. In a one-sentence press release, the Vatican announced that the cardinal also gave up the “rights connected to...
17 min
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Pope Francis: ‘God loves your LGBT children as ...
On September 17, two Vatican stories broke that illustrate the difference in style between Pope Francis and the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Pope Francis , telling them “God loves your children as they are” and “the...
22 min
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From Belarus to Black Lives Matter, Pope Franci...
This weekend, Pope Francis and those with “public responsibilities” to meet the just demands of protestors. With protests rising around the world, which demonstrators was Francis referring to? Veteran Vatican correspondent Gerard O’Connell...
19 min
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Pope Francis’ Covid Catechesis
The Vatican announced this weekend that Pope Francis will sign his new encyclical in Assisi on Oct. 3, just in time for the feast day on the following day of St. Francis, after whom the Pope took his name. The new document is called “Fratelli...
10 min