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A year of mercy: Pope Francis declares an “Extraordinary Jubilee”

The Catholic News Agency reports that Pope Francis today declared a Year of Jubilee focused on mercy:

“Dear brothers and sisters, I have thought about how the Church can make clear its mission of being a witness of mercy,” the Pope told attendees of his March 13 penitential liturgy in St. Peter’s Basilica.

“It’s a journey that starts with a spiritual conversion. For this reason I have decided to declare an Extraordinary Jubilee that has the mercy of God at its center. […]

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