Pope Francis stands in front of the Holy Door in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican April 11, as he officially proclaims the 2015-2016 Holy Year of Mercy. The pope has expressed the desire that the entire Catholic Church be refashioned so that it focuses on God’s merciful love and forgiveness of sins instead of judgment and punishment. (CNS photo/Andrea Solaro, Reuters pool) See STORIES Oct. 8, 2015.
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