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New film highlights the ‘Face of Mercy’

posted Nov 24, 2016, 1:39 PM by HK Ninh

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - “The Face of Mercy,” a new Knights of Columbus documentary that tells personal stories about the impact of God’s mercy on people’s lives, is airing on ABC affiliates nationwide as U.S. Catholics prepare to celebrate the conclusion of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy Nov. 20.

Narrated by actor Jim Caviezel, the 60-minute documentary is scheduled to be broadcast through Dec. 16. Broadcast dates and times and other information about the film are available here.

The one-hour film The Face of Mercy depicts mercy as the antidote to evil even in great difficulty. The film interweaves history, theology and testimonials about the importance of mercy in people’s lives.

Testimonies come from Immaculée Ilibagiza, who forgave those who murdered her family in the Rwandan genocide; a New York police officer who works for peace despite having been shot and paralyzed from the waist down; a young widow who forgave the killer of her husband; a baseball player who became a priest; and a former NFL linebacker who now shares Christ’s mercy with the homeless.

Pope Francis called for a Year of Mercy to direct Catholics’ attention and actions “on mercy so that we may become a more effective sign of the Father’s actions in our lives … a time when the witness of believers might grow stronger and more effective.”