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Jesus' mercy extends to even the greatest of sinners, pope says
Aug 31 2016
Jesus' loving gaze of tenderness and mercy extends to all who seek forgiveness no matter how great or small their sins, Pope Francis said.

Murdered sisters committed lives to serving poor, vulnerable people in Mississippi
Aug 29 2016
Both women religious worked at the Lexington Medical Clinic as nurse practitioners, caring for the impoverished people of Mississippi.

Pope meets with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg
Aug 29 2016
Continuing his dialogue with leaders in the world of social media and technology, Pope Francis met with Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Retired Pope Benedict says it was his ‘duty’ to resign from papacy
Aug 25 2016
Retired Pope Benedict XVI said he felt a “duty” to resign because of his declining health and the rigorous demands of papal travel.

Damascus patriarchs call for lifting of sanctions against Syria
Aug 25 2016
hristian patriarchs residing in Damascus urged the international community to “stop the siege of the Syrian people” and to lift international sanctions.

Louisiana floods called worst U.S. natural disaster since Superstorm Sandy
Aug 24 2016
A variety of organizations, including Catholic Charities and the Knights of Columbus, are raising funds to help flood victims.

Pope leads 11,000 pilgrims praying rosary for quake victims
Aug 24 2016
Smaller quakes – at least two of which registered more than 5.0 – continued for several hours after the main quake.

Bishop Steib of Memphis retires; Washington auxiliary named his successor
Aug 23 2016
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop J. Terry Steib of Memphis, Tennessee, and has appointed as his successor Auxiliary Bishop Martin D. Holley of Washington.

Vatican newspaper: ‘Amoris Laetitia’ is authoritative church teaching
Aug 23 2016
Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on the family is an example of the “ordinary magisterium” – papal teaching – to which Catholics are obliged to give “religious submission of will and intellect,” said an article in the Vatican newspaper.

Unlocking forgiveness: Vatican tribunal promotes pardon
Aug 22 2016
The Apostolic Penitentiary has nothing to do with a jail cell and everything to do with God’s mercy.

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