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Pilgrims attend the Divine Mercy Sunday Liturgy April 23 at the Shrine of the Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Mass. Commemorating Divine Mercy Sunday during the "Regina Coeli" that day, Pope Francis said St. John Paul II's establishment of the feast in 2000 was a "beautiful intuition" inspired by the Holy Spirit. (CNS photo/Octavio Duran) See POPE-DIVINE-MERCY April 24, 2017.

Mercy opens the door to understanding the mystery of God, pope says

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By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service

Portuguese shepherd children Lucia dos Santos, center, and her cousins, Jacinta and Francisco Marto, are seen in a file photo taken around the time of the 1917 apparitions of Mary at Fatima. (CNS photo/EPA) See VATICAN-LETTER-FATIMA March 30, 2017.

Pope to canonize Fatima seers May 13; October date for other saints

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By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service

Pope Francis greets a young choir member during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican April 19. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-AUDIENCE-RESURRECTION April 19, 2017.

Closed hearts unable to be surprised by the Resurrection, pope says

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By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service

Pope Francis waves to the crowd from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square during the "Regina Coeli" at the Vatican April 17. (CNS photo/Giorgio Onorati, EPA)

Proclaim value of life with solidarity, welcome, pope says

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By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service

Pope Francis greets the crowd after delivering his Easter message and blessing "urbi et orbi" (to the city and the world) from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican April 16. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-EASTER-ROUNDUP April 16, 2017.

Risen Christ calls all to follow him on path to life, pope says

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By Cindy Wooden and Junno Arocho Esteves

Catholic News Service

Pope Francis kisses the foot of an inmate April 13 at Paliano prison outside of Rome as he celebrates Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord's Supper. The pontiff washed the feet of 12 inmates at the maximum security prison. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano) See POPE-HOLY-THURSDAY April 13, 2017.

Pope washes feet of 12 prison inmates at Holy Thursday Mass

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By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service

Pope Francis breathes over chrism oil, a gesture symbolizing the infusion of the Holy Spirit, during the Holy Thursday chrism Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican April 13. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-HOLYTHURSDAY-CHRISM April 13, 2017.

Pope to priests: Never separate truth, joy, mercy from the Gospel

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By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service

Pope Francis greets a baby during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican April 12. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-AUDIENCE-SEED April 12, 2017.

Love is the engine driving hope on life’s bumpy road, says pope

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By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service

Jacinta and Francisco Marto are pictured with their cousin Lucia dos Santos (right) in a file photo taken around the time of the 1917 apparitions of Mary at Fatima, Portugal. Pope Francis has approved the recognition of a miracle attributed to the intercession of two of the shepherd children, thus paving the way for their canonization. (CNS file photo) See POPE-FATIMA-MIRACLE March 23, 2017.

Pope to formally approve canonizations, including of Fatima seers

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By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service

Six brand new washers and dryers donated by Whirlpool are featured at the Pope Francis Laundry facility in Rome, a new laundromat opened April 10 by the Papal Almoner's Office for the city's homeless. (CNS photo/courtesy of the Papal Almoner's Office) See POPE-LAUNDRY-POOR April 10, 2017

Papal almoner opens laundry service for the poor

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By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service

Pope Francis waves during an evening prayer vigil with young people at the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome April 8. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano) See POPE-YOUTH-VIGIL April 10, 2017.

Pope gives youths three missions before synod, World Youth Day

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By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service

People take part in a Feb. 26 march to support refugees in San Sebastian, Spain. Members of the Catholic Church have an obligation to recognize the value of welcoming newcomers, Pope Francis said. (CNS photo/Javier Etxezarreta, EPA) See POPE-IMMIGRATION-POLICY April 7, 2017.

Saving lives must be first concern of immigration policy, pope says

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By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service