Cling to divine mercy, Pope Francis urges Mercedarian order

CNA
04 May 2016

Pope Francis meets with members of the Order of Our Lady of Mercy, May 2, 2016. Credit: L'Osservatore Romano

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Pope Francis this week addressed members of the Mercedarians, a Marian religious order dedicated to mercy, exhorting them to draw strength from the joy of the Gospel in order to persevere in their work. The order celebrates its 800th anniversary in 2018, and is currently active in 17 countries serving the most marginalised in society.

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Pope Francis sends Easter Greetings to the faithful of the Eastern Churches

Vatican Radio
04 May 2016

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Pope Francis sent Easter greetings to the faithful of the Eastern Churches, who celebrated the Lord’s resurrection on May 1. “May the Risen Lord bring to our brothers of the Eastern Churches the gifts of light and His peace.” This article was published by Vatican Radio

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Book Review: Pope Francis communicates with children in new book

Caroline Smith
04 May 2016

This review was published in the eRecord

In a new book from Loyola Press, Pope Francis answers questions addressed to him by children from around the world. Thirty letters were selected from among the hundreds submitted for publication, with questions ranging from the Pope’s personal life to the spiritual and global concerns that dominate the news.

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Knowledge is empty unless it leads to love, Pope Francis says

Elise Harris
04 May 2016

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Pope Francis recently reflected on the need for love to accompany intellectual knowledge in the lives of Christians. “You can know the bible, you can know all the liturgical norms, you can know theology, but ‘to know’ is not automatically ‘to love,” he said.

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Pope Francis is Good for the Catholic Church

Dominic Lynch
04 May 2016

This article was published in the Universalist

Dominic Lynch presents a brief analysis of the Pope’s new encyclical Amoris Laetitia, and what his approach to the divorced and remarried might mean for the future of the Church.

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Pope Francis: ‘God loves each and every one of us’

Vatican Radio
04 May 2016

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The Holy Father spent his Wednesday general audience reflecting on the Parable of the Good Shepherd. Unlike those in today’s ‘throwaway culture,’ God would never throw away a single person. He encouraged those who were part of the Lord’s flock to help seek those in most need of his mercy.

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