Archive for April 16, 2023

Pope John Paul II, circa 1979.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Read the message for Divine Mercy Sunday that Pope John Paul II wrote just before he died

A message by Pope John Paul II for Divine Mercy Sunday, written prior to his death, was read at the... Read more

Original painting of the Divine Mercy, by Eugeniusz Kazimirowski in 1934 | Pope John Paul II in 1996.?w=200&h=150

By Zelda Caldwell

Pope John Paul II declared Divine Mercy Sunday a feast 23 years ago

On April 30, 2000, Pope John Paul II canonized Maria Faustina Kowalska and declared the second Sunday of Easter as... Read more

The tomb of St. Faustina Kowalska (1905-1938) in Łagiewniki, Poland.?w=200&h=150

By Zoe Romanowsky

42 years after a miracle at St. Faustina’s shrine, this couple’s trust in Divine Mercy is going strong

After Maureen Digan’s healing was accepted as the miracle for St. Faustina’s beatification, the Digan family has remained close to... Read more

Pope Francis at the Regina Caeli on April 16, 2023 (L) and a tapestry of St. Pope John Paul II from his canonization on April 27, 2014 (R).?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis defends St. John Paul II against ‘offensive conjectures’ from brother of missing ‘Vatican girl’

“I address a grateful thought to the memory of St. John Paul II, at this time the object of unfounded... Read more

Pope Francis delivered an address before praying the Regina Caeli on Divine Mercy Sunday April 16, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis: Jesus is found in the community of the Catholic Church

“Without the community, it is difficult to find Jesus,” Pope Francis said in his Regina Caeli message. Read more

Pope Francis at the Wednesday general audience on Dec. 28, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis asks for prayers for Sudan as military factions battle for control

“I am following with concern the events unfolding in Sudan,” Pope Francis said on Sunday. Read more