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Pope Francis opens the Holy Door in L'Aquila, Italy on Aug. 28, 2022.

Pope Francis becomes first pope in more than 700 years to open the Holy Door in L’Aquila

Aug 28, 2022

By Courtney Mares

During a trip to the Italian city of L’Aquila, Pope Francis participated in a centuries-old tradition established by Pope Celestine... Read more

Cardinal Celestino Aós Braco of Santiago takes possession of his titular church in Rome, June 19, 2021.

Killing the innocent by abortion is not mercy, says Chilean cardinal

Apr 26, 2022

By Giselle Vargas

During his homily at the Mass for the blessing of the foundation stone for the Divine Mercy Shrine in Santiago... Read more

Dennis Schroeder at his home in Windthorst, Texas.

Mercy mission: every encounter with Dennis Schroeder includes a reminder of Jesus' love

Dennis Schroeder’s home is filled with things he loves. More mounted deer heads than you can count on your hands.... Read more

The tomb of St. Faustina Kowalska (1905-1938) in Łagiewniki, Poland.

7 things you need to know about St. Faustina and her vision of Hell

Apr 24, 2022

By Alejandro Bermudez

While Catholics around the world are familiar with St. Faustina Kowalska and her connection to Divine Mercy, many may not... 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

Apr 24, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Crucifixion.

Divine Mercy Novena begins on Good Friday

Apr 15, 2022

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

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

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’

Apr 7, 2021

By Luke Coppen

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 on Good Friday

Apr 1, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Divine Mercy Novena begins on 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

Feb 23, 2021

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

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 venerates the cross on Good Friday 2015.

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

Apr 28, 2019

By Courtney Mares

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

Icon of Mary Mother of Mercy. public domain

Pope Francis in Vilnius, the 'city of mercy'

Sep 21, 2018

By Andrea Gagliarducci

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

Apr 23, 2017

By Elise Harris

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

Feb 1, 2017

By Andrea Gagliarducci

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

Apr 3, 2016

By Elise Harris

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

Apr 3, 2016

By Elise Harris

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

Apr 2, 2016

By Ann Schneible

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

Mar 22, 2016

By Andrea Gagliarducci

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