The call for Justice and Mercy in the teachings of Pope Francis raises critical questions across theological and secular contexts. In the light of the Pontiff’s call for a Jubilee year of Mercy, in Evangelii Gaudium, and references in his teachings to these themes, I intend to investigate the theological meaning of Justice and Mercy and to reconcile these with what Pope Francis means. Then proffer as a concrete example, discordancy in Africa as an opportunity for a doctrinal and magisterial definition on the use of condoms as prophylactics to show a Church that acts mercifully and does justice.
Odeyemi, John Segun
""Justice and Mercy": The Question of Discordancy, the Development of Doctrine and African Catholicism,"
Journal of the Black Catholic Theological Symposium: Vol. 10, Article 9.
Available at: https://ecommons.udayton.edu/jbcts/vol10/iss1/9