Pope Francis greets Supreme Armenian Catholicos Karekin II during on Divine Mercy Sunday April 12, 2015. Credit: Bohumil Petrik/EWTN.

In his homily on Divine Mercy Sunday Pope Francis said Jesus’ scars are full of mercy, and encouraged attendees to imitate the apostle Thomas in touching them and allowing their hearts to be converted.“The Lord shows us, through the Gospel, his wounds. They are wounds of mercy. It is true: the wounds of Jesus are wounds of mercy,” the Pope told attendees of his April 12 Mass on Divine Mercy Sunday.Jesus, he said, “invites us to behold these wounds, to touch them as Thomas did, to heal our lack of belief. Above all, he invites us to enter into the mystery of these wounds, which is the mystery of his merciful love.”

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