"The Church MUST BE A PLACE OF MERCY FREELY GIVEN, WHERE EVERYONE CAN FEEL WELCOMED, LOVED, FORGIVEN AND encouraged TO LIVE THE GOOD LIFE OF THE Gospel."
"Mercy IS THE FORCE THAT REAWAKENS US TO NEW LIFE AND INSTILLS IN US THE COURAGE TO LOOK TO THE FUTURE WITH hope."
- POPE FRANCIS
"The works of mercy are charitable actions by which we come to the aid of our neighbor in his spiritual and bodily necessities. Instructing, advising, consoling, comforting are spiritual works of mercy, as are forgiving and bearing wrongs patiently. the corporal works of mercy consist especially in feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, clothing the naked, visiting the sick and imprisoned, and burying the dead. Among all these, giving alms to the poor is one of the chief witnesses to fraternal charity: it is also a work of justice pleasing to God."
- CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH 2447