Pope Francis recounts stories, blessings from Year of Mercy

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — Pope Francis still remembers meeting with a former prostitute during the Jubilee of Mercy, and hearing how she suffered untold atrocities.

Bishops urged to walk with young people, bring them to deeper faith

BALTIMORE (CNS) — Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the new apostolic nuncio to the United States, urged U.S. bishops Nov. 14 to pay close attention to young Catholics to both learn from them and help them to deepen their faith.

Pope extends special Year of Mercy provisions on confession

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Acknowledging and sharing God's mercy is a permanent part of the Christian life, so initiatives undertaken during the special Year of Mercy must continue, Pope Francis said.