Pope Francis holds up a box of “spiritual medicine” after praying the Angelus from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican Nov. 17. The box contained a rosary, a Divine Mercy holy card and a medicinal-style instruction sheet. The pope said the rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet are “a spiritual aid for our soul and for spreading love, forgiveness and brotherhood to everyone.” Volunteers, led by Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, director of papal charities, gave away about 20,000 boxes. The Divine Mercy Chaplet is a devotion begun by St. Faustina Kowalska. The information sheet states categorically that no negative side effects have been reported.