Year for Mercy

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The Catholic Americas come together for the Year of Mercy

Aug 14, 2016

South America’s Catholic leaders will celebrate the Catholic Church’s Year of Mercy in a special way, gathering for a continental... Read more

The Holy Door unveiling 3 at the Recognitio ceremony in St. Peter's Basilica, Nov. 17, 2015.

Holy Door in St. Peter's Basilica uncovered as Jubilee nears

Nov 19, 2015

By Elise Harris

Hidden since the Jubilee of 2000, the Holy Door in St. Peter’s Basilica was revealed Tuesday as the brick wall... Read more

Mother Teresa circa 1994.

Could Mother Teresa be canonized during the Holy Year for Mercy?

May 19, 2015

By Elise Harris

Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi has said that Bl. Mother Teresa of Calcutta could be canonized during the upcoming Jubilee... Read more

Pope Francis is presented an image of the Divine Mercy by members of the John Paul II Foundation, April 25, 2015.

What's unprecedented about Pope Francis' Year for Mercy

May 8, 2015

By Elise Harris

In tune with his knack for making history, Pope Francis' Year for Mercy will include things no other jubilee has:... Read more