Sunday, March 12, 2017

Pope Francis - Lent 3

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And finishing with Pope's final recommendation for Lent:


During Lent, Pope Francis has sent out thousands of trained Missionaries of Mercy. These are priests to whom the Pope has granted the authority to pardon even those sins normally reserved to the Holy See, so that the breadth of their mandate as confessors will be even clearer:

"They will be a sign of the Church’s maternal solicitude for the People of God, enabling them to enter the profound richness of this mystery so fundamental to the faith. They will be, above all, living signs of the Father’s readiness to welcome those in search of his pardon. They will be missionaries of mercy because they will be facilitators of a truly human encounter, a source of liberation, rich with responsibility for overcoming obstacles and taking up the new life of Baptism again. They will be led in their mission by the words of the Apostle: 'For God has consigned all men to disobedience, that he may have mercy upon all' (Rom 11:32). Everyone, in fact, without exception, is called to embrace the call to mercy. May these Missionaries live this call with the assurance that they can fix their eyes on Jesus, 'the merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God' (Heb 2:17)."