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The Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy (Dec. 8, 2015 to Nov. 20, 2016) was the 27th holy year in history, and the first since the Great Jubilee of 2000, called by Pope John Paul II. In calling the 2016 holy year, Pope Francis said, “At times we are called to gaze even more attentively on ...read more
Over the weekend, the Holy Father met with the prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to approve the decrees of 12 new Servants of God, including the martyrdom of an American priest killed in Guatemala. The Pope also met with business leaders from around the world in Rome for a global forum ...read more
The Holy Father sent letters to Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki of Poznan and to Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, Archbishop of Krakow, thanking the Church of Poland for hosting the World Youth Days this past July. In today’s Perspectives, we also take a look into Mother Teresa’s spiritual “dark night” as we approach her canonization in September. ...read more
In several hours, Pope Benedict will land in the western African nation of Benin. As was the case with his 21 previous papal visits, he faces a packed schedule — 16 events and 10 speeches over the course of 3 days. On the eve of another arduous trip, Catholic News Service examines the validity of ...read more