Pope Francis, when addressing the priests of the Diocese of Rome said:
â€œListen to the voice of the Spirit that speaks to the whole Church in this our time, which is, in fact, the time of mercy. I am certain of thisâ€¦ We have been living in the time of mercy for 30 or more years, up to now. It is the time of mercy in the whole Churchâ€¦â€
This theme of Divine Mercy resonated so strongly in Pope Francis that he proclaimed the Year of Mercy for the year 2016. A Friend of Medjugorje wrote that Medjugorje is the greatest sign of God’s mercy in this timeâ€”His Mercy has sent his Mother daily for so many years to call man back to His Heart, through the merciful Heart of Our Lady.