WACOM IV  4th World Apostolic Congress on Mercy  Philippines January 16-20, 2017

The 1st World Apostolic Congress on Mercy
April 2-6, 2008


'Like One Big Family'

A meeting of the minds in Vienna. The plans ahead for the historic spread of mercy around the world. Read More...

'This is Bigger Than We Think'

"It strengthened my faith. It's like, I was hungry before I left and now I'm full." Read More...

A Congress Journal

Michele "Chelie" Billingsley, one of thousands of pilgrims from around the world who attended the World Apostolic Congress on Mercy, took it all down, day-to-day. Read More...


Day 1

The Congress Convenes!

The Holy Father opens the first-ever World Apostolic Congress on Mercy. Also, The work of the congress begins with the first conference. Read More...

'Something that Builds'

Cardinal Schönborn opens congress with a call to Divine Mercy. Read More...

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Day 2

Saint Faustina's 'Remarkable Solution'

Can practicing the virtues of forgiveness, love, and mercy make you feel better? Psychologist and author Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR, explains how they're viewed in modern psychotherapy. • Also, Cardinal Barbarin addresses the urgency of interreligious dialogue. Read More...

Love at Its Deepest Level

Mercy is the "common language" that will advance interreligious dialogue, Cardinal says on Day Two of the World Apostolic Congress on Mercy in Rome. Read More...

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Day 3

Basilica Buoys Mercy Gathering

To obtain the proper sense of the historic gathering's impact, you need to take into account where it is being held. Read More...

Bishop Lori, on the Rule of Law and the Rule of Love

The mercy of Christ, which we experience in the Church's sacraments, is utterly generous, but not destructively indulgent. Read More...

A Tall Task? Bringing Mercy to the Streets

To touch a soul. Even just one. That's Charles Yezak's goal. Read More...

Mercy and Liturgy Share Spotlight

Divine Mercy in the sacred liturgy takes center stage. Read More...

The Sacred Liturgy Sings The Divine Mercy

The transcript of Cardinal Francis Arinze's talk. Read More...

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Day 4

What Next?

On the eve of the closing of the first-ever World Apostolic Congress on Mercy, Rome's famous Piazza Novona reverberated with music, prayer, testimonies, and a lingering question: What next? Read More...

'Who Will Light the Match?'

A harrowing tale of survival and forgiveness brings audience to their feet, while cardinals challenge delegates to spread the message of Divine Mercy. Read More...

Passing the Ecumenical Test

A disagreement between Churches doesn't block an opportunitiy for Christians to unite in proclaiming the saving message of Divine Mercy. Read More...

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Day 5

The Closing Mass: ' The Triumph of Living Mercy'

The Gospel message in Closing Mass shows how hospitality can lead to an encounter with Christ, Cardinal says. Read More...

Pope Sends Delegates Forth

An enthusiastic backer of the World Mercy Congress from the beginning, Pope Benedict encouraged its organizers — and especially participants — in his April 6 Regina Caeli address. Read More...

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