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    The Face of Mercy: Misericordiae Vultus

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    The Face of Mercy is a Papal Bull of Indiction of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy that Pope Francis issued to outline his hopes and intentions for the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy that begins December 8, 2015.In this year of mercy, Pope Francis reminds us that mercy is demanded of us, and encourages us to live out mercy concretely in our words and deeds. Thus, we will strive to live Christ's command to be "merciful as your heavenly Father is merciful."To deepen our understanding of mercy, the document develops three main themes. First, the theological understanding of mercy is accessibly explained, along with its foundational role in the lives of individuals and in the pastoral ministry of the Church. Secondly, practical suggestions for living out the Holy Year are offered, ranging from making a pilgrimage to refraining from judgment and gossip. Lastly, specific appeals for conversion and the acceptance of God's mercy are made to those involved in corruption on various levels.
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    Description The Face of Mercy is a Papal Bull of Indiction of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy that Pope Francis issued to outline his hopes and intentions for the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy that begins December 8, 2015.In this year of mercy, Pope Francis reminds us that mercy is demanded of us, and encourages us to live out mercy concretely in our words and deeds. Thus, we will strive to live Christ's command to be "merciful as your heavenly Father is merciful."To deepen our understanding of mercy, the document develops three main themes. First, the theological understanding of mercy is accessibly explained, along with its foundational role in the lives of individuals and in the pastoral ministry of the Church. Secondly, practical suggestions for living out the Holy Year are offered, ranging from making a pilgrimage to refraining from judgment and gossip. Lastly, specific appeals for conversion and the acceptance of God's mercy are made to those involved in corruption on various levels.