- Aug 5, 2020
New billboards thanking those on the frontlines of America’s coronavirus response for their heroism are popping up around the country thanks to one of Pope Francis’s Missionaries of Mercy.
Pope Francis’s agents of mercy gathered in Kentucky to pray, swap stories, and plan for the future of a missionary group that never expected to exist past 2016, let alone into 2020.
A priest in Kentucky handed out more than $20,000 on Monday to miners struggling to pay bills after the coal company they work for filed for bankruptcy protection.
Pope Francis gave priests who minister to seafarers special permission to grant absolution for sins that usually would require the intervention of a bishop or the Vatican itself.
Father Jim Sichko has a 50-state congregation and a simple mandate from the pope: Go forth and do good deeds.
Pope Francis spent Tuesday with the Missionaries of Mercy, a corps of more than 1,000 priests from all over the world, who will be key to implementing the vision he laid out in “Gaudete et Exsultate.”