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Pope encourages dioceses to establish ‘institutional expressions’ of mercy

April 04, 2016

At the conclusion of the prayer vigil in St. Peter’s Square on the eve of Divine Mercy Sunday, Pope Francis encouraged each diocese to consider establishing an “institutional expression” of mercy as a memorial of the jubilee year of mercy.

“How beautiful it would be to have as a reminder, a ‘memorial’ as it were, in every diocese during this Year of Mercy, an institutional expression of mercy: a hospital, a home for the elderly, for abandoned children, a school where none exists, a home for the recovery of addicts,” he said.

“It would be very good for each diocese to consider: what can we leave as a living memory, as a work of living mercy, as a wound of the living Jesus for this Year of Mercy?”

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  • Posted by: ElizabethD - Apr. 05, 2016 12:58 AM ET USA

    He has a lot of faith that God will provide the resources for this?