The Year of Mercy “is a pressing invitation to open our hearts and welcome the salvation which God incessantly, almost stubbornly, offers us”, Pope Francis said at the Angelus yesterday (full text, full video).
John Allen predicts that Pope Francis will be forced “to take some time off” in 2016.
And a new calendar featuring Orthodox priests and their cats is being snapped up in Russia.
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