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Day Five of WACOM 4

The final day of the Fourth World Apostolic Congress on Mercy was Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. It was held in Bataan, Philippines near the ocean and the theme was God's mercy and the environment.

Throughout the morning, international delegates at WACOM 4 heard talks reflecting on Pope Francis' encyclical letter on Care for our Common Home, "Laudato Si." The presentations of the morning were, "Mercy and Laudato Si: Conserve Water," "Mercy and Laudato Si: Clean the Air," and "Mercy and Laudati Si: Preserve the Land."

Day Four of WACOM 4

The fourth day of the World Apostolic Congress on Mercy was held at the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy in Mariloa, Bulacan, in the Philippines. The focus of the day was the experience of God's mercy.

WACOM 4 Day Three

January 18, 2017 was the third day of WACOM 4 (the Fourth Apostolic Congress on Mercy) in Manila, Philippines. The events of the day took place at the National Shrine and Parish of St. Padre Pio in Santo, Tomas, Batangas.

Day Three of WACOM 4 focused on "The Church being a Forgiven and Forgiving Community." The day began with the enthronement of the Divine Mercy image and an image of Our Lady of Mercy. Throughout the day, 120 priests heard confessions at the National Shrine and Parish of St. Padre Pio.

Day Two of WACOM 4

January 17, 2017 was the second day of WACOM 4 (the Fourth World Apostolic Congress on Mercy) in Manila, Philippines.

The focus of Day Two was the role of the Church as the Body of the Face of Divine Mercy. Attendees reflected on the benevolence of God who abundantly nurtures His children with His love and mercy. The day included four major talks at the Royal and Pontifical University of Santo Tomas, one of the talks being from our own Fr. Seraphim Michalenko, MIC.

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