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With a socially distanced group of about 100 people, celebrated Mass at Rom #PopeFrancis 's Shrine of Among those present: m #divinemercydical staff from hospital next door, inmates, missionaries of (CNS photo/#mercy '>VaticanMedi #mercy )
#PopeFrancis on #DivineMercy Sunday: "Confession is not about ourselves and our sins, but about God and his mercy. We do not confess to abase ourselves, but to be raised up. We, all of us, need this badly."
#PopeFrancis : Ask yourself, “Am I, who have so often received God’s peace, his mercy, merciful to others? Do I, who have so often been fed by his Body, make any effort to relieve the hunger of the poor?”
“Today Jesus tells us, too, ‘Peace be with you! You are precious in my eyes. ... Peace be with you! You have a mission. No one can take your place. You are irreplaceable. And I believe in you,'” said on #PopeFrancis #DivineMercySunday #DivineMercy
Like the disciples, who experienced Jesus’ divine mercy after the resurrection, all Christians are called to become missionaries, sharing the Gospel of God’s love and mercy with others, Pope Francis said. via @Cindy_Wooden @Catholic_NY #DivineMercy
Pope Francis tells U.S. that no one can claim to defend the sanctity of every human life and turn a blind eye to racism and exclusion.
@USCCB chairs on rescinding of Mexico City Policy : "This Executive Order is antithetical to reason, violates human dignity, and is incompatible with Catholic teaching. We and our brother bishops strongly oppose this action." (CNS photo/Reuters)
#PopeFrancis announces he will canonize Pope Paul VI and Archbishop Oscar Romero Oct. 14 in Rome.
#PopeFrancis : "May we never look at the screen of our cellphone more than the eyes of our brothers or sisters, or focus more on our software than on the Lord."
BREAKING: announces opening Vatican Secret Archives regarding wartime pontificate of Pius XII, accused by some of not doing enough to save the Jews. Starting March 2, 2020, documents from Pius' election in 1939 to his death in 1958 will be available to researchers.
#PopeFrancis : Never lose a good sense of humor, ability to always smile and make others smile. The grace of humor brings you closer to grace of God.
Fifteen years ago today, St. John Paul II died. His contant reminder to "Be not afraid" echoes especially today. (CNS photo/Chris Niedenthal)