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Pope Francis greets Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, during the meeting with nuncios (CNS)

Francis spent much of Saturday with 106 archbishops who represent him and the Vatican in countries around the world

People try to shelter from heavy rain during Pope Francis's general audience in St.Peter's Square (AP)

Pope Francis reminded the faithful gathered in the rain that Jesus’ mercy covers all sin

Pope Francis

In a video message, the Holy Father said mercy is not just a ‘theory’ but something we live by remembering our own sins

Pope Francis listens to a confession in St Peter's Basilica (PA)

Francis sent a message to bishops, priests and Church workers attending Italy’s annual week of liturgical studies

Pope Francis greets the faithful as he arrives to lead his general audience on August 10 (CNS)

The Pontiff told the faithful that Christians must demonstrate to the world how to display acts of mercy towards others

The president and the cardinal have sharply contrasting personalities.

Showdown in the Philippines

Cardinal Tagle is a ‘Catholic rock star’; President Duterte scorns the Pope and believes in an eye for an eye. Both are loved by the people — so who will prevail?

Pope Francis greets nuns during the jubilee audience in St Peter's Square (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

The Pope said a lack of mercy ‘makes life barren’ at an audience in St Peter’s Square

Pope Francis greets Benedict XVI during a June 28 ceremony at the Vatican marking the 65th anniversary of the retired pope's priestly ordination. (CNS) photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

The 65th anniversary of Benedict XVI’s ordination as a priest was celebrated at the Vatican with the retired pope and Pope Francis in attendance

Pope Francis arriving at a weekly general audience (AP)

Aid to the Church in Need’s Be God’s Mercy initiative will be launched in Rome on Friday


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