Missionaries of Mercy

The parable is one of the most popular in Christianity

‘The penitent does not indulge in self-pity for the sin committed, and the priest does not blame him for the evil from which he repented,’ the Pope said

If the only way we can receive mercy is by means of divine assault, God will give us that

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More than 700 of the 1,142 missionaries attend Ash Wednesday Mass in St Peter’s Basilica

Francis sends out missionaries of mercy after the blessing and bestowal of ashes in St Peter’s Basilica

Francis addressed his newly-appointed Year of Mercy missionaries ahead of sending them out around the world

The missionaries will be commissioned formally by the Pope and sent out on Ash Wednesday next year

Pope says Holy Year of Mercy is ‘a time to offer everyone the way of forgiveness and reconciliation’