Articles
December 26, 2016

This priest from Oklahoma was a martyr – here's his powerful story

“Padre, they've come for you.” Those were some of the last words heard by Father Stanley Francis, spoken by someone staying at the mission in Guatemala who had been led,…
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NewsVatican
November 21, 2016

Pope extends priests’ special permission to absolve ‘grave sin’ of abortion

The Pope also extended his decree that allows SSPX priests to hear valid confessions Pope Francis is allowing all priests to absolve the “grave sin” of abortion, extending special permission…
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Exhortations
November 21, 2016

Full text: Pope’s apostolic letter concluding Year of Mercy

The complete text of Misericordia et misera Misericordia et misera Apostolic Letter of Pope Francis at the Conclusion of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy FRANCIS TO ALL WHO READ THIS…
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NewsVatican
November 21, 2016

Pope Francis closes Holy Door to end Year of Mercy

The Pope said the doors of reconciliation should stay open Pope Francis has pulled shut the Holy Door of St. Peter’s Basilica, formally ending the Jubilee Year of Mercy. In his homily…
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November 15, 2016

'The mercy of God is not an abstract idea, but a concrete reality' – Holy Doors close at the conclusion of the Year of Mercy

As Holy Doors close in churches and basilicas around the world, including in Rome, it is estimated that over 20 million people participated in the Church's Jubilee Year of Mercy…
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News
November 12, 2016

Pope Francis asks homeless for forgiveness

Speaking to 4,000 homeless people, he asked for a pardon for all those who 'look the other way'. Pope Francis has asked for a pardon from homeless people for all…
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News
November 8, 2016

Pope celebrates Jubilee Mass for prisoners in St Peter’s Basilica

Francis urged the inmates to never give up hope in God's mercy Pope Francis held a special Jubilee Mass for prisoners in St Peter’s Basilica on Sunday, telling them that…
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News
November 2, 2016

French bishop: Demolition of Calais Jungle necessary, but change of mentality towards refugees needed

Bishop Jean-Paul Jaeger of Arras said 'unhealthy' conditions meant the transfer of people from the camp was necessary A French bishop defended the demolition of a migrant camp in northern…
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September 14, 2016

‘Pastors should not act like princes’, says Pope Francis

The Pontiff told his general audience that Church leaders should act like Jesus and be among the poor Clergy who use their position for personal gain rather than to help…
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August 17, 2016

Compassion is not just an attitude but a call to action, says Pope

Jesus’ compassion toward people in need is not a vague sentiment, but a calling for Christians to bring that same compassion to others, Pope Francis has said. By miraculously feeding…
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