Bishop Fleming Opens Door of Mercy
Bishop John Fleming has opened the Door of Mercy in St. Muredach’s Cathedral.
In his Pastoral Letter to the people and priests of Killala Diocese, Bishop Fleming said:
“By making this year a Year of Mercy Pope Francis is also saying to each one of us; no matter how long it is since you were inside a church; no matter how far removed from the Church you feel yourself to be; no matter how unworthy you think you are; you are most welcome.”
Everyone is welcome in the Church and should feel at home.
The motto Merciful Like the Father (from the Gospel of Luke, 6:36) serves as an invitation to follow the merciful example of the Father who asks us not to judge or condemn but to forgive and to give love and forgiveness without measure.
The logo is the work of Father Marko I. Rupnik.
It is an image quite important to the early Church: that of the Son having taken upon His shoulders the lost soul.
The logo has been designed in such a way as to express the profound way in which the Good Shepherd touches the flesh of humanity and does so with a love that has the power to change one’s life.