Merciful eyes in the Year of Mercy

Which of us, after a childhood prank, did not approach our mother and contritely look into her eyes seeking absolution from the fault we had committed and, upon finding that absolution, throw ourselves joyfully into her maternal embrace?

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For Year of Mercy, pope extends possibilities for absolution

VATICAN CITY - In an extraordinary gesture for the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has extended to priests worldwide the authority to absolve women for the sin of abortion and has decreed the full validity during the year of the sacrament of confession celebrated by priests of the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X.

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