Category Archives: mercy

Mercy drives out fear, Pope tells Latin-American Church as Colombia signs historic peace accord

Pope Francis has used the longest video message of his pontificate to urge the Church of the Americas to show mercy in its pastoral care and to relieve the sufferings of a “wounded” people. The message to a major gathering of … Continue reading

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Pope calls on nations to ‘open hearts and doors’ to refugees

[Austen Ivereigh] In a direct appeal to the compassion of wealthy nations, Pope Francis yesterday described how hungry and cold migrants were being shut out from nations which had closed their hearts to their plight, likening them to exiled Israelites who … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’s New Year message: see how the ‘ocean’ of mercy drowns the ‘torrent’ of misery

[Austen Ivereigh] In two homilies yesterday, Pope Francis opened the New Year with sobering reflections on the state of the world, urging people to look beyond the gloomy headlines to grasp the powerful effect of God’s mercy. Noting how the mystery … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’s Christmas message: only God’s mercy can free humanity

[Austen Ivereigh] Against a backdrop of growing terrorist violence, war and persecution across the world, Pope Francis yesterday used his traditional Christmas address “to the city and to the world” to appeal for a new openness to God’s grace of … Continue reading

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Pope Francis unleashes a year-long ‘revolution of tenderness’

[Austen Ivereigh] With five pushes at the heavy Holy Door of St Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis yesterday inaugurated a year-long drive to rediscover God’s mercy as the Church’s primary offer to humanity, which is key to his strategy for making the … Continue reading

Posted in Jubilee of Mercy, Laudato Si, mercy

What you need to know about the Jubilee of Mercy

Wait, what’s with the new format? Isn’t this a departure for CV Comment?  There’s a fair amount to say, and this format makes it more accessible. Call it being merciful. Must you? The basics, please.   This morning, during the Feast … Continue reading

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