Articles on this issue "mercy"
Message Will be Published in January for May 8th Celebration
Pope Francis has announced the theme for the upcoming World Communications Day:“Communication and mercy: a fruitful encounter.” World Communications Day isthe only annual worldwide event …read more
Here is a ZENIT transcription and translation of the address Pope Francis gave off the cuff this evening when he presided at vespers with the bishops, priests, seminarians and religious of …read more
Reflects on Mercy, Peace and Reconciliation During Mass at Casa Santa Marta
Mercy, reconciliation and peace are the three aspects Pope Francis reflected on during his morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta this morning. According to Vatican Radio, the Pope drew his homily …read more
"I wish that the Jubilee Indulgence may reach each one as a genuine experience of God’s mercy, which comes to meet each person in the Face of the Father who welcomes and forgives, forgetting completely the sin committed."
Here below is the Vatican-provided translation of the letter Pope Francis sentto President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the NewEvangelization,Archbishop Rino Fisichella, as …read more
Veneration of Beloved Padre Pio to Take Place During Jubilee Year of Mercy
St. Peter’s Basilica will receive Saint Pio of Pietrelcina’s remains, which will be exposed for veneration from February 8-14. According to a joint press release of the Archdiocese of …read more
Says mercy is the 'face' of Christ
This morning the Pope received in audience 120 participants in the general chapter of the Priests of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Dehonians), telling them that consecrated persons are "required …read more
Tells Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization How to Open Our Minds, Hearts
"The New Evangelization is this: to be aware of the merciful love of the Father so that we also become instruments of salvation for our brothers." Pope Francis made this statement when …read more
The Extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy Will Begin on December 8th, 2015
Pope Francis presided this morning over a meeting with the prefects and presidents of the various Congregations and Pontifical Councils of the Holy See. According to the Vatican, the private …read more
In a letter sent to Bishop Vittorio Lupi of Savona (Italy), Pope Francis said that Our Lady's message of "Mercy, not justice" is an "exhortation that is more valid than ever in our age." …read more
Prisoners may celebrate their Holy Year with the Pope in St. Peter's Basilica, says the Vatican official collaborating with the Pope for the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy. At a press …read more
The list includes events for teenagers, the elderly, prisoners, deacons, priests etc.
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"Many question in their hearts: why a Jubilee of Mercy today?" The Pontiff posed this question in his homily last night at St. Peter's Basilica, responding: "Simply because the Church, in …read more
Here below is the Vatican-provided official English translation of Pope Francis' prepared homily for this morning's Mass on Divine Mercy Sunday in St. Peter's Basilica: *** Saint John, who …read more
Here below is the official Vatican-provided translation of Pope Francis' scripted homily for Saturday night's Divine Mercy Vespers in St. Peter's Basilica: *** Dear Brothers and Sisters, The …read more
Here is the first in a series of three reflections on the upcoming Year of Mercy provided by the Washington, D.C.-based Institute for the Psychologial Sciences. This first reflection, titled …read more