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Pope Benedict sees the yearning for mercy as a ‘sign of...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Although he lives a relatively hidden life in a villa in the Vatican Gardens, retired Pope Benedict XVI continues...

Closed doors, hearts cause suffering to innocent migrants, pope says

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Like the people of Israel in exile, migrants forced from their homeland due to war and persecution are often...

Humble service, now ‘that’s amore,’ pope says at audience

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Serving others, helping them without making a show of it, “that’s amore,” Pope Francis said. “Amore,” or love, “is the...

Year of Mercy brings more people (including non-Catholics) to confessionals in...

  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The number of people going to confession in St. Peter’s Basilica increased noticeably in the first months of Year...

Go to confession: Pope wants us to experience God’s mercy and...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Go to confession. Soon. For Pope Francis, the Year of Mercy is all about sharing the experience of God’s mercy...

Pope says church doesn’t want ‘dirty money’ from benefactors who exploit...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Speaking out against exploitation and unfair wages for workers, Pope Francis told benefactors to forget about donating money to...

Wealthy and powerful are meant to serve the poor, not exploit...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Wealth and power are meant to serve the poor and the well-being of everyone, not to selfishly exploit others,...

A bus named Mercy: Lapsed Catholics queue up for a return...

Catholic News Service BURNLEY, England — A diocese in England is using a double-decker bus as a venue for priests to hear the confessions of...

Pope Francis calls for Year of Mercy moratorium on death penalty

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis called for a moratorium on executions during the Year of Mercy and said the fifth commandment, “Thou...

It’s not a jubilee year, if it doesn’t open people’s wallets...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — A jubilee year that does not open people’s wallets to share what they have with others is not a...

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