Vatican City, Apr 17, 2020 / 09:00 am America/Denver (CNA).
On Divine Mercy Sunday Pope Francis will offer Mass in a church containing the relics of both St. Faustina Kowalska and St. John Paul II.
This Sunday will mark the 20th liturgical anniversary of St. Faustina’s canonization and the official institution of the feast of Divine Mercy Sunday by St. John Paul II.
The Mass in Rome’s Santo Spirito in Sassia, a church transformed by St. John Paul II into a center for Divine Mercy spirituality, will be broadcast on television and via livestream at 11 a.m. local time.
Located near St. Peter’s Basilica, Santo Spirito in Sassia is Rome’s official Divine Mercy church. Before the coronavirus epidemic, people gathered each day there at 3 p.m. to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet.
"At the hour of Divine Mercy … truly the church is filled with many souls -- the young, the sick, couples, and people facing great difficulties of a moral nature who come to implore the Divine Mercy," Msgr. Jozef Bart, the church’s rector previously told CNA.