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The Church of Mercy

Magazine article U.S. Catholic

The Church of Mercy

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THE CHURCH OF MERCY

By Pope Francis (Loyola, 2014)

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At the time of Pope Francis' election, few of the former Archbishop of Buenos Aires' written works were easily accessible to English-speaking Catholics. Since then, Pope Francis has been quick to make headlines and give interviews. Most of the pope's words, however--homilies, addresses, and general audiences--rarely get press coverage, even though they paint a far clearer picture of Pope Francis' vision for the church. Enter The Church of Mercy, a collection of homily-size snippets from a broad range of documents that reveal this pope to be first a pastor--exhorting, encouraging, and engaging his people in the work of the gospel.

"Mercy" is the keynote the book's editors have chosen to interpret the pope, and there is indeed a marked tone of gentleness. "We hear many offers from the world around us," Pope Francis writes to those who feel their sins are too great. "But let us take up God's offer instead: His is a caress of love. …

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