Posts Tagged ‘Jubilee of mercy’

Pope upset with some bishops delaying marriage annulment reform

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

Some bishops’ failure to fully implement the Church’s revised marriage annulment procedures has drawn a rebuke from the pope. “I am saddened to note that the reform, after more than four years, remains far from being applied in most Italian dioceses,” Pope Francis, the bishop of Rome, told other members of the Italian bishops’ conference Read more

Former prostitutes get special visit from Pope Francis

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Pope Francis, Friday, visited a special community for women freed from prostitution and violent abuse as his latest ‘Mercy Friday’ initiative during the Jubilee. On Aug. 12 he met the 20 women, all of whom have suffered severe physical violence and live under protection, who are cared for at the “Pope John XXIII Community” in Read more