The Name of God Is Mercy

The Name of God Is Mercy

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In his first book published as Pope, and in conjunction with the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis here invites all humanity to an intimate and personal dialogue on the subject closest to his heart--mercy--which has long been the cornerstone of his faith and is now the central teaching of his papacy. In this conversation with Vatican reporter Andrea Tornielli, Francis explains--through memories from his youth and moving anecdotes from his experiences as a pastor--why "mercy is the first attribute of God." God "does not want anyone to be lost. His mercy is infinitely greater than our sins," he writes. As well, the Church cannot close the door on anyone, Francis asserts. On the contrary, its duty is to go out into the world to find its way into the consciousness of people so that they can assume responsibility for, and move away from, the bad things they have done.
Publisher: New York : Random House, 2016
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780399588631
0399588639
Characteristics: xx, 151 p. : 1 illustration ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Stransky, Oonagh
Tornielli, Andrea 1964-

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Apr 03, 2016

Moving and powerful, progressive insights into our society and the power of faith and hope regardless of religious affiliation. Encouraging views that we need to embrace to truly save our selves and our planet. I was not brought up Catholic and was not at all expecting to be as inspired by a Pope. Eye opening read on acceptance and forgiveness.

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