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Jubilee of Mercy Conference

Posted on 17. Oct, 2016 in Uncategorized


The Pontifical Irish College, Rome, will host a special conference at the end of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th November 2016.

On Friday evening, at 20.00, Archbishop Rino Fisichella, President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelisation will share his insights from his unique vantage point as the one tasked by Pope Francis to oversee the Extraordinary Jubilee Year. On Saturday morning, at 10.00 theologian Dr Mary McCaughey will speak on mercy and our understanding of God. After the coffee break, then at 11.15, Fr Roberto Cherubini of the Community of Sant’Egidio will speak about merciful outreach to the poor, drawing on his ministry to the poor in Rome. The celebration of Mass will follow, with buffet lunch to conclude.

Friday 18th November 2016:

(Chair: H.E. Emma Madigan, Ambassador of Ireland to the Holy See)

20.00: Archbishop Rino Fisichella, President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelisation: ‘Mercy: The Heart of the Church’s Life’

Saturday 19th November 2016:

(Chair: To be announced)

10.00 – 10.45: Dr Mary McCaughey, theologian: ‘Mercy and our understanding of God’

10.45 – 11.15: Coffee break

11.15 – 12.00: Fr Roberto Cherubini, Community of Sant’Egidio: ‘The street as our teacher: Learning the language of mercy from the poor.’

12.30: Mass

Buffet to conclude


‘Mercy is the very foundation of the Church’s life. All of her pastoral activity should be caught up in the tenderness she makes present to believers; nothing in her preaching and in her witness to the world can be lacking in mercy. The Church’s very credibility is seen in how she shows merciful and compassionate love.’ – Pope Francis, Bull of Indiction of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, Misericordiae Vultus.