Pope Francis is seen praying in front of the statue of the Virgin Mary in Rome on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, the day he launched his Holy Year of Mercy, declaring that mercy trumps moralizing in his Catholic Church.
Pope Francis is seen praying in front of the statue of the Virgin Mary in Rome on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, the day he launched his Holy Year of Mercy, declaring that mercy trumps moralizing in his Catholic Church. Alessandra Tarantino Associated Press
Pope Francis is seen praying in front of the statue of the Virgin Mary in Rome on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, the day he launched his Holy Year of Mercy, declaring that mercy trumps moralizing in his Catholic Church. Alessandra Tarantino Associated Press

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