Pastoral Letter: Blessed are the Merciful

Course Level: Basic

Course Summary

The seminar takes a deeper look at the Pastoral Letter issued by Bishop Paul Hinder, Apostolic Vicar of Southern Arabia, on the   occasion of the the Holy Year of Mercy. Reflecting on Matthew 5:7 “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy,” Bishop Paul challenges the reader to take a fresh look at the Sacrament of Reconciliation as an opportunity of renewal, and at the same time deepen the understanding of the church’s teaching on mercy, forgiveness and compassion.


Bishop Paul Hinder is the Vicar Apostolic of Souther Arabia (comprising parishes in the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Yemen), a vast vicariate that is home to vibrant parishes made up of faithful from all parts of the world. His pastoral letters, while focusing of teachings of the Church, serve to guide a migrant faith community, many of who are away from their families for long periods of time.

Successful completion of this course earns 1.5 CEU's.

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