The Church of Mercy, Pope Francis
The first major
authorised book by Pope Francis in the English language.
Approved by the
Cardinal Vincent Nichols.
primary task is to bear witness to the mercy of God and to encourage generous
reactions of solidarity in order to open a future of hope”
The focal point of
Pope Francis’ Church is mercy: in the dialogue between human fragility and
God’s mercy the Church has to welcome and help everyone to find the ‘good news’
of Christian hope. As part of his revolutionary new vision for the Church,
Francis calls on all believers to be ‘full-time Christians’ and not
‘living-room Christians’, and to struggle against the trappings of power, and
the worship of money and careerism.
Francis has spoken
and written widely on these themes during his first year as Pope, and his
thoughts are here collected for the first time, edited and abridged with full
The book is aimed
at a broader readership, believers and non-believers, priests, religious,
dedicated laypeople, and teachers.
Chapters as follows:
- The Good News of
- A Poor Church for
- Listening to the
- Proclamation and Testimony
- Shepherds with the
‘odour of the sheep’
- The Choice of the
- Demolish the Idols
- The Culture of Good
- Mary, Mother