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Mercy Congress enters 3rd day

The third day of the 4th World Apostolic Congress on Mercy (WACOM) starts with the enthronement of the images of the  Our Lady of Mercy, Saint John Paul II, Padre Pio, Saint Faustina, and the Divine Mercy at the National Shrine and Parish of Saint Padre Pio in Sto. Tomas, Batangas on Wednesday, January 18, 2017....

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Padre Pio National Shrine

A boy stands beside a tarpaulin with an image of Padre Pio at the National Shrine and Parish of Saint Padre Pio in Sto. Tomas, Batangas, January 18, 2017....

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Confession

Priests hear Confession at the ongoing 4th World Apostolic Congress of Mercy at the National Shrine and Parish of Saint Padre Pio in Sto. Tomas, Batangas, January 18, 2017....

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Catholics urged: Speak out against killings

Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo. ROY LAGARDE MANILA– A Catholic bishop demanded forceful denunciations of drug-related killings in the Philippines from the country’s Church leaders and from the faithful. Speaking at the 4th Apostolic Congress on Mercy in Manila on Tuesday, Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo said Christians should not be reined in by fear when confronting the crisis that has claimed more than 6,000 lives over the past six months. “Six thousand killed. That means more than 30,000 people directly affected, orphaned of their father, their brother, their sons and daughters, their husbands. These thousands are deeply traumatized...

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Pope to Catholics: Seek new ways to spread God’s mercy

Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, the papal legate to the 4th World Apostolic Congress on Mercy, presides over Mass at the UST Quadricentennial Pavilion in Manila on Tuesday, the second day of the WACOM. MANILA– Pope Francis called on Catholics to carry on and seek “new ways” in spreading the message of God’s mercy. In a message relayed to French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, the papal legate to the ongoing World Apostolic Congress on Mercy (WACOM), he urged the faithful to practice the works of mercy with new ways. “He wants you to know that he is utmost happy with our fourth World...

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