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Pope Francis leads the faithful in the recitation of the Regina Coeli, following Mass in the Church of Santo Spirito in Sassia Pope Francis leads the faithful in the recitation of the Regina Coeli, following Mass in the Church of Santo Spirito in Sassia  (Vatican Media)

'Mercy made tangible': Pope greets faithful at Regina Coeli

Pope Francis prayed the Regina Coeli with the faithful in the Church of Santo Spirito in Sassia, following the celebration of the Mass on Divine Mercy Sunday.

Following the Mass for Divine Mercy Sunday, Pope Francis led the faithful in the recitation of the Regina Coeli.

Ahead of the Marian prayer, he greeted those taking part in the Mass through the various forms of media.
 

The Holy Father also offered special greetings to those present in the Church, including the regular faithful, nurses, inmates, people with disabilities, refugees and migrants, civil protection volunteers, and Hospitaller Sisters of Mercy.

“You represent some of the situations in which mercy is made tangible,” the Pope said. “It becomes closeness, service, care for those in difficulty.”

Returning to a theme introduced in his homily during the Mass, Pope Francis said, “I hope that you will always feel you have been granted mercy so as to be merciful to other in turn.” He concluded his brief remarks with the prayer, “May the Virgin Mary, Mother of Mercy, obtain this grace for us all.

11 April 2021, 12:01