One Tuesday a book by Pope Francis called The Name of God is Mercy was released. It is composed of conversations of the Pope with Italian journalist Andrea Tornielli and has been translated into five languages. The next day a general audience of the Pope was held in Vatican for the first time this year. With this audience, Pope Francis started a new cycle of catechesis on mercy in the Bible, Vatican Radio reports. In the photo: A man helps a Swiss Guard (one of the Pope's bodyguards — Ed.) to stand up after stumbling during the general audience.
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