Vatican City, Aug 10, 2016 / 11:11 am
Each of us must respond to the gift of mercy in our hearts by getting up and putting mercy into action, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
Speaking about a bishop who had in his cathedral one Holy Door of mercy for entering and one for exiting, Pope Francis said: "Let us also do the same with the journey that goes from the heart to the hands."
"Let us enter the church through the door of mercy, to receive the forgiveness of Jesus, who tells us: 'Arise! Go, go!' And with this 'Go!' – on foot – let us leave through the exit door," he continued.
Pope Francis gave this reflection at the end of his General Audience in the Vatican's Paul VI audience hall Aug. 10.