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National / International News

More than 1,000 missionaries of mercy will serve during jubilee

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — More than 1,000 "missionaries of mercy" from all over the world will receive a special mandate from Pope Francis to preach and teach about God's mercy, said Archbishop Rino Fisichella.


Pope: Patch up family feuds, forgive, let go of painful past

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Let the Year of Mercy be the time to end all family feuds, to forgive each other, and let bygones be bygones, Pope Francis said. "I think about so many brothers and sisters who are estranged from their families; they don't speak to each other," he said during his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square Jan. 27.


Papal envoy opens International Eucharistic Congress by declaring war on poverty

CEBU, Philippines (CNS) -- The 51st International Eucharistic Congress kicked off with Pope Francis' representative, Cardinal Charles Bo of Yangon, Myanmar, declaring war on poverty.