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Dives in Misericordia: Encyclical on the Mercy of God

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Dives in Misericordia (Latin for "Rich in Mercy") is the name of the second encyclical written by Saint Pope John Paul II. It is a deeply theological examination of the role of mercy — both God's mercy, and also the need for human mercy — introducing the biblical parable of the Prodigal Son as a central theme. The encyclical was promulgated on November 30, 1980.
Paperback, 92 pages
Published December 1st 1980 by Catholic Truth Society
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Marie
We should never forget how God is always merciful. We should remember how Mary and Christ's life is a constant proof of His mercy, how the forgiving of our sins is a proof of His mercy, and how we need to be the ones to ask, receive, spread that mercy of His for our salvation. I think this is the phrase that resumes this book in the best manner. A favorite.
Michael
Very short. It was very good for me to read (stubborn). Mercy & forgiveness are often things many forget about.
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Saint Pope John Paul II (Latin: Ioannes Paulus II), born Karol Józef Wojtyła.

The Cardinals elected him Pope at the Conclave of 16 October 1978, and he took the name of John Paul II. On 22 October, the Lord's Day, he solemnly inaugurated his Petrine ministry as the 263rd successor to the Apostle. His pontificate, one of the longest in the history of the Church, lasted nearly 27 years.
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