5 Feb 2016
Jubilee of Mercy - Updates from Rome - Arrival of relics of Padre Pio and Leopoldo Madic
(Vatican Radio) The relics of St. Pius of Pietralcina – Padre Pio, as he is popularly known around the world – and St. Leopold Mandic, made their way on Friday afternoon from the Church of San Salvatore in Lauro to St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican.
The relics of the two great saints – both of whom were Capuchin Franciscan friars and priests who were renowned as confessors – have come to Rome by the desire of Pope Francis in connection with the Jubilee Year of Mercy, as part of efforts to renew, rekindle and strengthen interest in and love for the Sacrament of Penance or Reconciliation. Click hear to hear Vatican Radio's report
Moyross Jesuit ‘mercy envoy’ for Pope - Moyross Parish Priest Tony O’Riordan SJ is among a group of priests from around the world chosen by Pope Francis to play a special role in the Holy Year of Mercy which began on 8 December. He has been invited to come to Rome on Monday 8 February to receive the special mandate in person during an Ash Wednesday ceremony in St. Peter’s Basilica on 10 February.