Letter of Grace, Mercy, and Peace by Pope Francis – Jubilee Year of Mercy

Quotes from the 9500 word letter:

“Perhaps we have long since forgotten how to show and live the way of mercy,” 

“The temptation … to focus exclusively on justice made us forget that this is only the first, albeit necessary and indispensable step,”

The time has come for the Church to take up the joyful call to mercy once more,” 

“It is time to return to the basics and to bear the weaknesses and struggles of our brothers and sisters,”

“Mercy is the force that reawakens us to new life and instills in us the courage to look to the future with hope.”

The Letter was released at St. Peter’s on the occasion of the celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday.

Here is the complete document: FULL TEXT 

 

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