What Pope Francis Means by Mercy


Bishop Robert Barron explores what mercy is … and isn’t

A couple of weeks after Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families, Bishop Robert Barron of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles reflected on the Holy Father’s popularity, the misunderstandings that some seem to have about Francis’ message and the real meaning of mercy.

The Year of Mercy will be ushered in on the feast of the Immaculate Conception this December 8, and Bishop Barron’s words serve as a helpful introduction to what mercy really is and how we can begin to prepare ourselves to grow in this virtue and make it manifest in the world around us.

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