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Pope Francis greets Father John Paul Mary Zeller during a meeting with Missionaries of Mercy at the Vatican on April 25, 2022.

The Missionaries of Mercy are growing — and their ministry is changing lives

Jun 1, 2022

By Luke Coppen

Pope Francis established the Missionaries of Mercy in 2015. Read more

Pope Francis meets with Missionaries of Mercy at the Vatican on April 25, 2022.

Pope Francis expresses joy at growth of Missionaries of Mercy

Apr 25, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope commissioned the first Missionaries of Mercy in 2016. Read more

The body of St. Pio of Pietrelcina at San Lorenzo fuori le mura, Rome, Feb. 3, 2016.

Father John Paul Mary: Overcoming an irrational fear of St Padre Pio

May 25, 2021

By Autumn Jones

Early in his priesthood, Father John Paul Mary Zeller, MFVA, employee chaplain of EWTN, had an ‘irrational fear’ of Saint... Read more

Pope Francis addresses participants in the international conference for rectors and operators of sanctuaries in the Vatican's Sala Regia, Nov. 29, 2018.

Shrines are places of God's mercy, Pope Francis says

Nov 29, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Shrines and sanctuaries should be places of welcoming and mercy where the sacraments can be received, Pope Francis said Thursday... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to participants from the Economy of Communion in Vatican City, Feb. 6, 2017.

Pope Francis: We experience God's mercy before we share it

Apr 10, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Speaking to nearly 600 Missionaries of Mercy on Tuesday, Pope Francis said that to be “collaborators of mercy” with the... Read more

Confession on Divine Mercy Sunday in St. Peter's Square, April 3, 2016.

Remember the missionaries of mercy? Here's what they've been up to

Apr 6, 2018

By Elise Harris

Hundreds of Pope Francis' missionaries of mercy are gathering at the Vatican in coming days for formation and fellowship, for... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the Missionaries of Mercy at Sala Regia on Feb. 9, 2016.

Cover sinners with the blanket of mercy, Pope Francis tells priests

Feb 9, 2016

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis met with 650 of the 1,000 priests who've been chosen as Missionaries of Mercy, telling them to show... Read more