Misericordia et Misera

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· Pope Francis’ Apostolic Letter at the conclusion of the Extraordinary Jubilee · At the end of the Angelus on Sunday, 20 November, Pope Francis signed his Apostolic Letter Misericordia et Misera (Mercy with Misery) addressed to the whole of the Church so as to continue living the mercy experienced throughout the entire year of […]

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‘God is our caring Father who will never abandon us’

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Pope Francis on Sunday reminded the faithful that even the most sacred human constructions are “transitory” and warned them not to place their faith in them or in “false messiahs” who speculate on people’s needs. Speaking to the crowds gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the Angelus, the Pope said that our only certainty is […]

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Letter #63, 2016: 17 New Cardinals

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October 9, 2016, Sunday — Pope Francis Names 17 New Cardinals Pope Francis Names 17 New Cardinals Pope Francis at the end of his Angelus on Sunday announced the creation of 17 new Cardinals. A consistory will be held on November 19, the eve of the closing of the Jubilee of Mercy. Thirteen of the […]

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Pope meets with Georgian Orthodox Patriarch

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One of the highlights of the Holy Father’s first day in Georgia was his meeting with the Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia, Ilia II, and with the Members of the Holy Synod of the Georgian Orthodox Church. In his address during the meeting, Pope Francis focused on the love of Christ as a basis for building […]

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Homily for the Canonization of Mother Teresa

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Homily of His Holiness Pope Francis Holy Mass and Rite of Canonization of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta During his homily, the Holy Father said, “Mother Teresa, in all aspects of her life, was a generous dispenser of divine mercy, making herself available for everyone through her welcome and defence of human life, those unborn […]

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Pope Francis marks 1050th anniversary of ‘Baptism of Poland’

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Pope Francis on Thursday morning celebrated Mass at the Jasna Gora Monastery in Czestochowa, Poland, to mark the 1050th anniversary of the ‘Baptism of Poland.’ A sea of people stretching 7 kilometres lined the route from Czestochowa all the way to the hilltop monastery of Jasna Góra, Poland’s national shrine. Young and old had been […]

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The Jubilee of Mercy: A Final Gift of Time to Repent Before it Is Too Late?

5.02.2016 Basilica Vaticana. Un momento di preghiera guidato dal Card. Angelo Comastri, Arciprete della Basilica, dopo il posizionamento delle teche con le spoglie di San Pio e San Leopoldo Mandic, i "Due Santi della Misericordia", nella navata centrale.

The Pope’s crusade to extend mercy to everyone on the earth who seeks it, through the ministry of the Church, comes in the era of the Divine Mercy devotion which originated with St. Faustina Kowalska, the uneducated Polish nun who is known as the “Apostle of Mercy,” and was canonized in 2000 by St. John […]

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Pope Francis Will Celebrate a Series of Jubilee of Mercy Events

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The Jubilee Year opened December 8, and continues through November 20, the Feast of Christ the King The Holy See has designated a number of special days throughout the remaining months of the Jubilee Year to be celebrated as jubilees for particular groups, and a few other related events, in all of which the Pope […]

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Letter #57, 2015: Mother Teresa Will Be Made a Saint

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December 18, 2015, Friday — Mother Teresa of Calcutta to Be Canonized in 2016 Blessed Teresa of Calcutta will be proclaimed a saint in 2016, the Vatican announced today. The likely date of the canonization will be September 4, 2016, the day before Mother Teresa’s feast day as a blessed. Yesterday afternoon, Pope Francis authorized […]

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On Recognizing the Need for Divine Mercy

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Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning. Yesterday, I opened here, in Saint Peter’s Basilica, the, after having opened it already in the Cathedral of Bangui in the Central African Republic. Today, I would like to reflect together with you on the meaning of this Holy Year, responding to the question: Why a Jubilee of Mercy? […]

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