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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

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'

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

Archbishop Gintaras Grušas celebrates Mass at the Sanctuary of the Divine Mercy in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Lithuanian Catholic archbishop: We must ‘carry the banner of Divine Mercy out to the world’

Archbishop Gintaras Grušas of Vilnius believes that his country has a “big message” for the world. Read more

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

Divine Mercy Novena begins tomorrow

The Divine Mercy Novena begins tomorrow, Good Friday. Read more

Archbishop Jan Romeo Pawłowski celebrates Mass on the 90th anniversary of the Divine Mercy apparition at the  Divine Mercy Sanctuary in Płock, Poland, Feb. 22, 2021. Photo credits: Foreign Communicati

Vatican archbishop celebrates 90th anniversary of Divine Mercy apparition

A Vatican archbishop celebrated the 90th anniversary of the first Divine Mercy apparition on Monday in the Polish city of Płock.  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

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

Pope Francis venerates the cross on Good Friday 2015.

Pope Francis: Divine Mercy is found in Christ’s wounds

On Divine Mercy Sunday, Pope Francis reflected on Christ’s wounds, which he said contain the difficulties and persecutions endured by... Read more

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

The original Image of Divine Mercy: It's not where you might think

Among Catholic devotions, the Divine Mercy message is well-known: the iconic image of Christ, with rays of red and white... Read more

Icon of Mary Mother of Mercy. public domain

Pope Francis in Vilnius, the 'city of mercy'

Pope Francis will arrive in Vilnius, Lithuania, on Sept. 22. During his first day in the city, the pope will... Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on Oct. 7, 2015.

Mercy is key to the life of faith, Pope Francis says

On Divine Mercy Sunday Pope Francis said mercy is essential in living the Christian life, because it not only allows... Read more

Pope John Paul II circa 1991.

Krakow's new archbishop talks St. John Paul II and Divine Mercy

The archdiocese that once sent St. John Paul II to the papacy has a new archbishop: Marek Jedraszewski. The archbishop... Read more

Volunteers distribute food to Ukrainians displaced from their homes by the violence.

Francis announces special collection for victims of Ukraine conflict

On Sunday Pope Francis announced that a special collection will be taken up in all Catholic churches in Europe April... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass on Divine Mercy Sunday April 4, 2016.

Mercy is an open book – and it's our task to write it, Pope says

On Divine Mercy Sunday Pope Francis said the “Gospel of Mercy” begun by Jesus and the apostles is still unfinished,... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on March 30, 2016.

You can’t receive mercy without sharing it, Pope says

Receiving God’s mercy ignites in us the drive to become “instruments of mercy,” especially to the weakest and the marginalized,... Read more

World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil July 2013.

Divine Mercy meets World Youth Day this summer in Poland

Krakow’s role in the Divine Mercy devotion could mean great things for World Youth Day this year, said the city’s... Read more

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

Pope Francis explains what World Youth Day has to do with Divine Mercy

With World Youth Day coming up next year, Pope Francis has a question for young people: “Do you realize how... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Divine Mercy Sunday liturgy for faithful of the Armenian rite April 12, 2015.

Pope recalls slaughter of Armenians in 'first genocide of the 20th century'

Pope Francis today referred to the mass killing of Armenians by the Ottoman Turks in 1915 as a “genocide,” prompting... Read more

Pope Francis greets Supreme Armenian Catholicos Karekin II during on Divine Mercy Sunday April 12, 2015.

Touch and be healed by the merciful wounds of Christ, Pope says

In his homily on Divine Mercy Sunday Pope Francis said Jesus’ scars are full of mercy, and encouraged attendees to... Read more

Celebration of Vespers on the eve of Divine Mercy Sunday 2015.

Mercy inseparable from life, mission of the Church, says Pope

Pope Francis officially proclaimed the upcoming Jubilee Year of Mercy by reminding the faithful that mercy cannot be separated from... Read more

Pope Francis venerates the cross on Good Friday 2015.

Pope Francis: Now is the time for mercy

In a world marked by suffering and fierce persecution – especially of Christians – now “is the time for mercy,”... Read more