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Pope John Paul II, circa 1979.

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

Apr 16, 2023

By CNA Staff

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

Pope Francis delivered an address before praying the Regina Caeli on Divine Mercy Sunday April 16, 2023.

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

Apr 16, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Original painting of the Divine Mercy, by Eugeniusz Kazimirowski in 1934. Wikimedia Commons 4.0.

Divine Mercy Sunday 2023: Here’s how to obtain a plenary indulgence

Apr 15, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

St. John Paul II and St. Maria Faustina Kowalska both became saints and they were both instrumental in the institution... Read more


Divine Mercy Sunday 2023: Thousands expected at national shrine Mass, airing on EWTN

Apr 13, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

EWTN will air live coverage of the Sunday Mass at the shrine beginning at noon EST. Bishop Bernard Shlesinger of... Read more


Divine Mercy novena begins on Good Friday

Apr 7, 2023

By CNA Staff

The Divine Mercy novena can be said at any time of the year, but it is especially said over the... Read more

Pope Francis at the Divine Mercy Sunday Mass at St. Peter's Basilica on April 24, 2022.

Divine Mercy Sunday 2022: Pope Francis preaches on the peace that God's mercy brings

Apr 24, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Pope Francis explained three ways that God's mercy should bring about peace in the lives of Christians. Read more

Relics of St. Faustina and Blessed Michał Sopoćko at the Divine Mercy Sunday Mass in Sisak, Croatia.

St. Faustina relic given to Catholic basilica hit by Croatia earthquake

Apr 16, 2021

By Courtney Mares

A Catholic basilica in one of the towns most-damaged by an earthquake in Croatia last December recently received a relic... Read more

Charles Maung Bo pictured during a visit to Rome in 2017.

Cardinal Bo: 'We need the light of God’s mercy in Myanmar'

Apr 13, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo has urged Catholics in Burma to share God’s mercy amid the suffering caused by the military... Read more

Pope Francis before the image of Jesus of Divine Mercy April 8, 2018.

Pope Francis: Christ’s wounds shower ‘mercy upon our misery’

Apr 11, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

“His wounds are open channels between him and us, shedding mercy upon our misery,” Pope Francis said on Divine Mercy... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at Santo Spirito in Sassia April 19, 2020.

Pope Francis to offer Divine Mercy Sunday Mass in church with St. Faustina’s relics

Apr 8, 2021

By Courtney Mares

On Divine Mercy Sunday, Pope Francis will offer Mass in a church containing the relics of both St. Faustina Kowalska... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at Santo Spirito in Sassia April 19, 2020.

Full text: Pope Francis’ homily on Divine Mercy Sunday

Apr 19, 2020

Here is the full text of Pope Francis' homily on Divine Mercy Sunday, delivered April 19 at Santo Spirito in... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at Santo Spirito in Sassia April 19, 2020.

Beware of the virus of ‘selfish indifference’, says pope on Divine Mercy Sunday

Apr 19, 2020

Humanity could be struck by “an even worse virus” after the coronavirus crisis, that of “selfish indifference”, Pope Francis said... Read more

Divine Mercy Sunday Cookies.

Getting ready for Divine Mercy Sunday at home? Here are some CNA suggestions

Apr 16, 2020

Here are some suggestions for celebrating Divine Mercy Sunday, from the journalists at CNA. Read more

Quasimodo Sunday: How the Hunchback got his name

Apr 28, 2019

As fire ravaged the roof of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris earlier this month, one artist from Ecuador used her... Read more

The Church of Santo Spirito in Sassia has a side chapel dedicated to St. John Paul II.

Rome’s center of Divine Mercy established by St. John Paul II

Apr 28, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Located just steps from St. Peter’s Basilica, Santo Spirito in Sassia is Rome’s official Divine Mercy church.  Read more

Pope Francis before the image of Jesus of Divine Mercy April 8, 2018.

Pope: Relationship with Jesus is our own personal love story

Apr 8, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

On the Second Sunday of Easter, also known as Divine Mercy Sunday, Pope Francis said that our relationship with God... Read more