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Pope Francis, with apostolic letter, extends special Year of Mercy provisions

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Acknowledging and sharing God’s mercy is a permanent part of the Christian life, so initiatives undertaken during the special...

Mercy Friday — Pope Francis visits with former priests and their...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Nearing the end of the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis paid a visit to seven families formed by men...

Pope Francis’ missionaries of mercy reflect on experience

Catholic News Service When Pope Francis commissioned his missionaries of mercy on Ash Wednesday, he reminded them, “Let us not forget: Before us is not...

Dialogue is expression of mercy, respect, love, pope says

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Dialogue is an essential component of mercy because it is the only way a husband and wife can understand...

Pope visits neonatal unit, hospice to highlight sanctity of life

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis donned a green hospital gown over his white cassock and entered the neonatal unit of a Rome...

Lifestyle of the Christian: Mercy is a way of life, Pope...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Mercy is not an abstract concept but a lifestyle that invites Christians to make an examination of conscience and...

Pope Francis pets a tiger: What could go wrong?

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Meeting with acrobats, clowns, carnival workers, street performers, musicians and magicians, Pope Francis thanked the artists for bringing beauty...

Ignore the church schedule and serve the people, pope tells deacons

Catholic News Service   VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Deacons are called to be servants who set aside their own self-serving plans and are generous with their...

Mercy: Austrian bishop rejects building border fence on church property

VIENNA — An Austrian bishop said the government may not use church property to build a border fence to keep out refugees. “A border fence...

Pope Francis asks for new Catholic institutions of mercy, charity as...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis asked Catholic dioceses around the world to set up a permanent memorial of the Year of Mercy...

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