Tag: Missionaries of Mercy

Pope gives seafarer chaplains special powers

Pope gives seafarer chaplains special powers

| Cindy Wooden | June 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

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.

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Pope to commission Cathedral rector ‘missionary of mercy’

Pope to commission Cathedral rector ‘missionary of mercy’

| January 25, 2016 | 1 Comment

Father John Ubel isn’t certain what specifically he will do as a Missionary of Mercy. He is aware that the designation will allow him to remit canonical penalties associated with certain serious sins, such as abortion. More than that, he thinks it will be a chance for him to make mercy more visible in the Church and from the pulpit.

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