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Misericordiae Vultus

Relevance: 3%      Posted on: 18/09/2016

Misericordiae Vultus BULL OF INDICTION OF THE EXTRAORDINARY JUBILEE OF MERCY FRANCIS BISHOP OF ROME SERVANT OF THE SERVANTS OF GOD TO ALL WHO READ THIS LETTER GRACE, MERCY, AND PEACE 1. Jesus Christ is the face of the Father’s mercy. These words might well sum up the mystery of the Christian faith. Mercy has become living and visible in Jesus of Nazareth, reaching its culmination in him. The Father, “rich in mercy” (Eph 2:4), after having revealed his name to Moses as “a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness” (Ex34:6), has never ceased…

Misericordia et  misera

Relevance: 3%      Posted on: 11/10/2017

APOSTOLIC LETTER Misericordia et misera OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE EXTRAORDINARY JUBILEE OF MERCY Francis to all who read this Apostolic Letter mercy and peace Misericordia et misera is a phrase used by Saint Augustine in recounting the story of Jesus’ meeting with the woman taken in adultery (cf. Jn 8:1-11). It would be difficult to imagine a more beautiful or apt way of expressing the mystery of God’s love when it touches the sinner: “the two of them alone remained: mercy with misery”.[1] What great mercy and divine justice shine forth in this narrative!…

Diocesan Synod

Relevance: 1%      Posted on: 16/02/2016

Diocesan Synod During the closing ceremony of the Diocesan Synod on 30 December, seven drafts voted on by the delegates will be presented to Cardinal John B. Wu as the fruit of the Synodal proceedings. Basing on these, His Eminence will issue decrees and guidelines as directives for future pastoral programme of the Diocese. In the meantime, the Cardinal has instructed the secretariate of the Synod to make public the 177 proposals of the Synod for the information of the faithful, in preparation for his forthcoming directives. * 1. Bible Reading The habit of reading the bible daily enables a…


Relevance: 1%      Posted on: 17/02/2016

(Note: For chronology of the Catholic Church of Hong Kong since 1841, see 2019- 3 January: Bishop Michael YEUNG Ming-cheung died of liver failure, aged 73. 5 January: Cardinal John TONG appointed by Pope Francis as Apostolic Administrator of Hong Kong. 2 February: Msgr Ante Jozic, head of the Holy See Study Mission in Hong Kong, appointed by Pope Francis as Nuncio to Ivory Coast. He was succeeded by his deputy Msgr. Javier Herrera-Corona. 4-5 March: Visit of Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, to Hong Kong. 4-7 April: Bishop Franz-Josef Overbeck of…