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Fr. Corpora Named 'Missionary of Mercy' by Pope Francis

January 15, 2016

A Holy Cross priest has been named by Pope Francis as a “Missionary of Mercy.”

Rev. Joseph Corpora, C.S.C., director of university-school partnerships for the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education, is among 800 priests worldwide selected by the pope to be special confessors and “living signs” of God’s forgiveness during the Holy Year of Mercy.

Fr. Corpora will be among those traveling to Rome to meet with Pope Francis and to be commissioned on Ash Wednesday (Feb. 10) in a celebration at St. Peter’s Basilica.

“I am very excited, grateful and humbled by the Holy Father’s invitation and I hope everyone at Notre Dame will pray for me that I might do some good in spreading the mercy of God by being a person of mercy and compassion.” Fr. Corpora said. “I know something of God’s mercy because my deepest self-definition is that I am a sinner whose sins are forgiven. God has been so merciful to me.”

For more on Fr. Corpora, check out the complete story on the Notre Dame website.

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