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Mercy, and Not Sacrifice

This morning at Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis celebrated Mass and gave a homily on acting with mercy (more details, summary video). In the homily, he quoted one of my very favorite passages of scripture:

I will have mercy, and not sacrifice. – Matt 9:13

Of synod progress, this morning, Pope Francis gave an unexpected speech at the synod (summary video). As well, once again, Cardinal George Alencherry gave a homily (full text). Also today, organized by language, participants began meetings in the smaller discussion groups, called “Circuli minores” (or Minor circles). And there was a press conference at the conclusion of the day (full video). Also, married couple “auditors” are speaking to the synod bishops over the course of these three weeks, and here are the synod statements made by them yesterday and today. And here’s an excellent summary video of the day.

Also it was announced that Pope Francis is in process of planning a journey to Mexico in early 2016 (summary video).

And that’s the Pope Francis news for the day!