The World needs Forgiveness

Here you can find extracts from some of the articles found in Women's Voice issue 41.


Editorial, Virginia Rivero Lozada

The upcoming 20 November will represent the end of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy announced by Pope Francis. 2016 has been a very important year for the Church. This is why the past three copies of our newsletter “Women’s Voice” dealt with “Mercy Through the Eyes of Women” #39, “Family: School of Mercy” #40; and for this edition #41 our President chose the theme: “The World Needs Forgiveness”. [...] Continued in Women's Voice

President General's Message, Maria Giovanna Ruggieri

[...] Blessed are the merciful: they shall have mercy shown them (Mt 5,7) so we are called to be merciful, to forgive. In order to be aware of our debt towards God we need a humble and repentant heart addressed to our Lord. When can we say we have a heart willing to forgive? [...]  Continued in Women's Voice

Mercy, Forgiveness, and the Cross of Christ, Father Gerard Whelan

[...] There is a famous theologian, Hans Urs Von Balthasar, who explains the link between mercy and forgiveness with great depth. I would like to outline this and then relate it to what Pope Francis has to tell us about this link. [...] Continued in Women's Voice


120 Women from some 40 countries of the different continents in the world came together for the theme: “Women, workers of peace towards a culture of meeting and dialogue”. These women mainly came from Jordan, Iraq, The United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, The Holy Land, Palestine, Egypt, Morocco, Syria and Albania. The co-organisers were FIAC and ACI. Continued in Women's Voice

Forgiveness through the teaching of reconciliation, Marie-Madeleine Mwifi Bodibatu

[...] Granting forgiveness has two different aspects: grant forgiveness to the offender; forgiveness accepted by the victim of the offense. [...] Continued in Women's Voice

To be subject to violence and to forgive, Rose-Marie Maillier

[...] Extracts from the book: Violence against women, break the silence (Ed ACGF): “With the help of our faith, when we manage to forgive, inner peace returns, consider the Eucharist as help”. [...] Continued in Women's Voice

Jubilee of Mercy in the Americas, Maribeth Stewart

From 27-30 August 2016, 15 cardinals, 120 bishops, rectors of religious orders and Marian shrines, and lay leaders of Catholic associations of all the Americas gathered in Bogotá Colombia for a Celebration of the Extraordinary Jubilee of the Year of Mercy in the American Continent -and our WUCWO was there. [...] Continued in Women's Voice