What was the Year of Mercy?
"Mercy gives rise to joy, because our hearts are opened to the hope of a new life." - Pope Francis
Pope Francis has long made mercy one of the primary focuses of his papacy.
The Catholic Church observed a Jubilee Year of Mercy from December 8, 2015 to November 20, 2016. Though the official Jubilee Year has come to a close, the work of mercy always continues. Please see the resources below which invite people to reflect on how they can show God’s mercy to others.
Jubilee Year of Mercy - United States Catholic Conference of Bishops
Archdiocese of Milwaukee Year of Mercy page
Catholic Relief Services Resource page
Vatican Year of Mercy page