Divine Mercy

Pope Francis speaks during his Angelus address on Sept. 17, 2023. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis: Forgiveness is the Cure that Heals "the poisons of resentment"

Sep 17, 2023

In his Angelus, the pope said forgiving is “not a good deed that we can choose to do or not do” but “a fundamental condition for those who are Christians.”

Original painting of the Divine Mercy, by Eugeniusz Kazimirowski in 1934. Wikimedia Commons 4.0.

Divine Mercy Sunday 2023: Here’s How to Obtain a Plenary Indulgence

Apr 15, 2023

What do a certain Polish nun and a certain Polish pope have in common? They both became saints and they were both instrumental in the institution of Divine Mercy Sunday, which offers many graces to the faithful. 


Divine Mercy Sunday 2023: Thousands Expected at National Shrine Mass, Airing on EWTN

Apr 13, 2023

Mary Makuc will be one of an estimated 15,000 pilgrims expected to descend on the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, this weekend for the first in-person celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday there in three years.

Crucifixion. | Shutterstock

Divine Mercy Novena Begins on Good Friday

Apr 7, 2023

Pope Francis has called God’s mercy “an abyss beyond our comprehension.”

Pope Francis opens the Holy Door in L'Aquila, Italy on Aug. 28, 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis Becomes First Pope in More Than 700 Years to Open the Holy Door in L’Aquila

Aug 28, 2022

During a trip to the Italian city of L'Aquila, Pope Francis participated in a centuries-old tradition established by Pope Celestine V in 1294.

Bishop Emmanuel Badeojo of Nigeria's Catholic Diocese of Oyo. Credit: Catholic Diocese of Oyo/ Facebook

Divine Mercy Celebration Invitation to be Channels of God’s Forgiveness: Nigerian Bishop

Apr 13, 2021

Divine Mercy Sunday celebrated in the Catholic Church on the second Sunday of Easter is an invitation for Christians to be channels of God’s unending mercy and forgiveness, a Nigerian Bishop has said.

Official Logo 2020 World Apostolic Congress on Mercy. / WACOM 2020 website

African Pilgrims Urged “to intensify devotion to Divine Mercy” as World Congress Postponed

Aug 12, 2020

Pilgrims from Africa who had planned to be part of the fifth World Apostolic Congress on Mercy (WACOM) in the Island nation of Samoa have been encouraged “to intensify” their devotion to the Divine Mercy in their respective contexts.

Group Photo of Archbishops and Bishops at the Opening Ceremony of the 4th Pan-African Congress on Divine Mercy in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, November, 19 2019 / ACI Africa

Pan-African Congress on Divine Mercy Underway in Burkina Faso, Leaders Outline Value

Nov 20, 2019

Some 900 delegates from across the African continent are gathering in the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, for the Africa and Madagascar Congress on Divine Mercy, the fourth such spiritual meeting to be organized in Africa, with various African Church leaders including the Papal delegate setting the tone and outlining the value and significance of the weeklong spiritual exercise Tuesday, November 19.

Bishop Martin Igwe Uzoukwu of Minna, Nigeria, Africa Coordinator Divine Mercy while in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso for the 4th Pan-African Congress on Divine Mercy: November 19, 2019 / ACI Africa

Peace in Africa at the Heart of Ongoing Continental Divine Mercy Congress: Official Says

Nov 19, 2019

An African Church leader charged with the responsibility of coordinating devotion to the Divine Mercy in Africa has identified the prayerful search for peace on the continent as the agenda driving the weeklong fourth Congress on Divine Mercy officially launched in Burkina Faso’s capital, Ouagadougou under the theme, “Divine Mercy a grace for our time.”

Philippe Cardinal Ouédraogo (Center) alongside members of the Organizing Committee at a Press Briefing in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on October 17, 2019

Plans Underway for Continental Congress on Divine Mercy in Burkina Faso

Oct 23, 2019

After Nigeria in 2008 and 2013 and Rwanda in 2016, Burkina Faso is set to host the fourth Africa and Madagascar Congress on Divine Mercy, a weeklong continental event that will kick off on November 18 under the theme, “Divine mercy, a grace for our time."