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Pope Francis meets Missionaries of Mercy at the Vatican on 25 April 2022. Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis Expresses Joy at Growth of Missionaries of Mercy Worldwide

Apr 25, 2022

The pope commissioned the first Missionaries of Mercy in 2016.

Pope Francis goes to confession during a penance service in St. Peter's Basilica on March 25, 2022. Vatican Media.

In Confession, Priest to Always Have “as goal universal call to holiness”: Pope Francis

Mar 26, 2022

Pope Francis spoke to around 800 priests and seminarians at the end of a course on the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Pope Francis addresses young people at Lokomotiva Stadium in Košice, Slovakia, Sept. 14, 2021. Vatican Media.

Confession is the "sacrament of joy": Pope Francis to Slovakia’s young Catholics

Sep 14, 2021

The pope spoke to around 25,000 young people in Košice, eastern Slovakia.

The Sacrament of Penance (also commonly called the Sacrament of Reconciliation or Confession) is one of the seven sacraments of the Catholic Church.

“No sacraments on Internet”: Ghanaian Bishop on Confession amid COVID-19 Restrictions

Apr 4, 2020

As Catholics in many parts of the world keep away from gatherings including places of worship as a way to curb the spread of COVID-19, a Ghanaian Prelate has, in response to a question raised regarding Confession, explained why the Sacrament of Penance cannot be offered through electronic means.

Pope Francis offers Mass in Casa Santa Marta. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis' Morning Mass Livestreamed this Week

Mar 9, 2020

Pope Francis’ daily morning Mass, offered in the chapel of Casa Santa Marta, the Vatican guesthouse where he lives, is being livestreamed this week so people from around the world may join in prayer for those sick with coronavirus.