Pope calls for jubilee moratorium on death penalty

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis called for a moratorium on executions during the Year of Mercy and said the fifth commandment, “Thou shalt not kill,” applies not only to the innocent but to the guilty as well. “Even a criminal has the inviolable right to life, a gift of God,” he said Feb. 21…

Your pilgrimage passport for the Year of Mercy

The Visitor announces the “Pilgrimage Passport: A Journey of Mercy” project. This project is intended for individuals, families, students, schools, youth groups and anyone who wants to mark the Year of Mercy in a special way. To the right is a “passport” that can be cut out and folded in half. Below are “stamps” that…