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Patrick Novecosky | Review
Jul 01, 2016
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The Name of God is Mercy

Pope Francis
Random House, 2016
176 pages, hardcover $26

In his first book as pope, and in conjunction with the Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis invites all humanity to an intimate and personal dialogue on the subject closest to his heart — mercy — which has long been the cornerstone of his faith.

Through memories from his youth and moving anecdotes, the Holy Father explains why “mercy is the first attribute of God.” The book itself is a conversation with Vatican reporter Andrea Tornielli, which resonates with the desire to reach all who are looking for meaning in life, a road to peace and reconciliation, and the healing of physical and spiritual wounds.

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