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Vatican document on mercy and non-Christian religions

June 16, 2016

The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue has issued “Celebrating Mercy with Believers of Other Religions,” a 90-page document on mercy and non-Christian religions.

The document includes texts by Pope Francis and 11 sections on mercy and various religions.

Referring to the extraordinary jubilee of mercy, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, the pontifical council’s president, said that “our motivation for this compendium is to live this year of grace with our brothers and sisters from different religions.”

“The theme of mercy is actually found in the spirituality of other religious traditions; with this commonality the possibility emerges of sharing moments of spirituality and of interreligious dialogue, as well as concrete works of charity to benefit the needy,” he added.

 
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