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A catalogue of needed virtues

· In his greetings to the Roman Curia the Pope proposes an 'acrostic analysis of the word Misericordia' ·

A “catalogue of needed virtues for those who serve in the Curia” and those who “would like to make their consecration or service to the Church more fruitful”. Pope Francis made this proposal on Monday morning, 21 December, during the traditional exchange of Christmas greetings with the members of the Roman Curia. The Holy Father presented “a practical aid for fruitfully experiencing this season of grace”. In doing this, he invited the dicastery heads and superiors “to ponder this, to add to it and to complete it” since, he said, it is not an exhaustive list. It, however, begins — as the Jesuit missionary Matteo Ricci loved to do in China — with an “acrostic analysis of the word Misericordia”.

The Pope's address to the Curia

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Nov. 13, 2018

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