July 8, 2016
By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service
Photo: Pope Francis accepts a hug from a man while meeting the disabled during his general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican Jan. 13. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Mercy is not an abstract concept but a lifestyle that invites Christians to make an examination of conscience and ask themselves if they place the spiritual and material needs of others before their own, Pope Francis said.