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Forgiveness
 


By faith, the martyrs gave their lives, bearing witness to the truth of the Gospel that had transformed them and made them capable of attaining to the greatest gift of love: the forgiveness of their persecutors.

 
Apostolic Letter
PORTA FIDEI

 
 
 
Forgiveness
 


The forgiveness which Christ gives to us in the Sacrament of Penance is a source of interior and exterior peace and makes us apostles of peace in a world where divisions, suffering and the tragedies of injustice, hatred and violence and the inability to be reconciled to one another in order to start again with a sincere pardon, unfortunately continue.

 
General Audience
12 April 2006

 
 
 
Forgiveness
 


Let us not hesitate to rediscover the friendship of God lost by sin; encountering the Lord, we experience the joy of his forgiveness.

 
General Audience
Ash Wednesday
Paul VI Audience Hall
21 February 2007

 
 
 
Forgiveness
 


If we are to be true forces of unity, let us be the first to seek inner reconciliation through penance. Let us forgive the wrongs we have suffered and put aside all anger and contention. Let us be the first to demonstrate the humility and purity of heart which are required to approach the splendor of Godís truth.

 
Homily
St Patrick's Cathedral
New York
19 April 2008

 
 
 
Forgiveness
 


Forgiveness is renewal and transformation.

 
General Audience
St Peter's Square
1 June 2011

 
 
 
Forgiveness
 


Only by experiencing forgiveness, recognizing ourselves as loved with a free love, greater than our misery, but also of our justice, will we finally enter into a truly filial and free relationship with God.

 
Angelus Address
St. Peter's Square
14 March 2010

 
 
 
Forgiveness
 


'If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet'(Jn 13: 14). We must wash one another's feet in the mutual daily service of love. But we must also wash one another's feet in the sense that we must forgive one another ever anew. The debt for which the Lord has pardoned us is always infinitely greater than all the debts that others can owe us.

 
Homily
Mass of the Lord's Supper
Holy Thursday
20 March 2008

 
 
 
Forgiveness
 


With his grace, God renews man's heart, forgiving him his sins, reconciling him and instilling in him an impetus for good.

 
Homily
Pompeii, Italy
19th October 2008

 

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