Baltimore, Md., Nov 14, 2016 / 16:43 pm
The Church needs to "be on the move" to bring Christ to young people in an ever-changing world, Pope Francis' representative to the U.S. told bishops on Monday.
"Mercy is what this country needs to heal the wounds of division after a polarizing campaign," Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the new Apostolic Nuncio to the U.S., stated in his first official address to the U.S. bishops.
The Nuncio spoke at the bishops' fall general assembly in Baltimore Nov. 14. He was formerly the Pope's representative in Mexico before Pope Francis transferred him to the U.S. in April.
From the beginning of his pontificate, Pope Francis has focused on mercy, Archbishop Pierre explained, pointing to the current Jubilee Year of Mercy which officially ends with the closing of the Holy Door at St. Peter's Basilica in Rome on the Feast of Christ the King Nov. 20, preceded by the closing of Holy Doors in dioceses around the world Nov. 13.