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In the mark of the nails

· At the Regina Caeli the Pope speaks of doubting Thomas ·

“In the mark of the nails” Thomas “found the decisive proof that he was loved, that he was expected, that he was understood”. Pope Francis said this at the Regina Caeli on 12 April, commenting on the readings of the second Sunday of Easter.

“Like Thomas”, the Pope said, “we are called to contemplate, in the wounds of the Risen One, Divine Mercy, which overcomes all human limitations and shines on the darkness of evil and of sin. The upcoming Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy will be an intense and extended time to welcome the immeasurable wealth of God’s love and mercy, the Bull of Indiction for which I promulgated yesterday evening here, in St Peter’s Basilica. The Bull begins with the words: Misericordiae Vultus: Jesus Christ is the face of the Father’s mercy. Let us keep our gaze turned to Him, who always seeks us, waits for us, forgives us; so merciful, He is not afraid our our wretchedness. In his wounds He heals us and forgives all of our sins. May the Virgin Mother help us to be merciful with others as Jesus is with us”.

The Pope's words in Italian at the Regina Caeli 

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