Justin McLellan is an Ecuadorian American journalist based in Rome with the TV news agency Rome Reports. He holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy and theology from the University of Notre Dame.

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Women helping pick bishops helps whole church, says new Vatican dicastery member

María Lía Zervino sits down with NCR to discuss her appointment to the Vatican's Dicastery for Bishops and how local bishops can follow Pope Francis' example in giving women more substantial positions of responsibility.

Vatican's pro-life chief: After Roe, Catholics must also fight for gun control

While Pope Francis has clearly condemned abortion, the Vatican has repeatedly pushed for a pro-life message that extends to life-related issues beyond ending abortion, which has been a focus for the American church.

Latin American caravan asks Vatican to divest funding from mining corporations

A caravan of lay and religious leaders from Latin America traveled to Rome to garner the Vatican's support in ending the destructive mining practices that ravage communities across the region.