Pope Francis announces a Jubilee Year dedicated to mercy

March 14, 2015 4:50 PM

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Vatican City – While celebrating his second anniversary in the papacy this Friday, Pope Francis announced a Jubilee Year focused on one the concepts he most often preaches: mercy.

The former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio made the revelation during his sermon at a Lenten penitential service, where the unexpected announcement won the applause of those attending the ceremony at St. Peter's Basilica.

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