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Church of Mercy Pope Francis

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Church of Mercy Pope Francis

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Right from the time of his election Pope Francis has delivered a message of mercy, service and renewal for the Church which has spread across the world. This book, The Church of Mercy by Pope Francis, is a collection from his speeches, homilies and papers that were presented during his first year as pope and is the "first Vatican-authorized book that details his vision for the Catholic Church". A primary message of The Church of Mercy is that Christ must be at the center of everything. And just as the mercy of Christ is given to everyone in spite of their sinfulness, we must show mercy and compassion to others especially the poor. In the chapter, Listen to the Cry of the Poor, Pope Francis says that just as Christ was poor and always close to and concerned about the poor, so every person and parish must have as a mission the care and a compassion for the poor. In To Be a Pastor he discusses how, just as Christ was a shepherd, a pastor should welcome, walk and stay with his flock. The wisdom of Pope Francis reminds us that "the Church must move beyond its own walls and joyfully bring God''s mercy wherever suffering, division, or injustice exists". The Church of Mercy reflects the view of the Pope that the church must be a missionary church and more authentically witness to the Gospel message.

The Church of Mercy Pope Francis Presentations from His Speeches Sermons and Writings Hardcover