World Apostolic Congress on Mercy

The World Apostolic Congress on Mercy (WACOM) was a religious event launched by Pope Benedict XVI that draws from the teachings of Saint Faustina Kowalska.[1].The first WACOM occurred in Rome in 2008 with subsequent events in Kraków (2011), Bogotá (2014) and Manila (2017).[2] The inaugural event at the Vatican drew four thousand from two hundred delegations.[3] In 2014, a delegation of one thousand went to the Congress in Colombia, and the 2017 event involved more than five thousand attendees.[4][1]

The Congress' current status is unknown as of June 2021.

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  1. ^ a b Aurelio, Julie M. (2017-01-19). "Tallest Divine Mercy statue unveiled in Bulacan". Retrieved 1 July 2021.
  2. ^ Calloway, Donald H. (2013-07-18). Under the Mantle: Marian Thoughts from a 21st Century Priest. Marian Press - Association of Marian Helpers. ISBN 978-1-59614-282-4. Retrieved 1 July 2021.
  3. ^ Flynn, Vinny; Kosicki, George W. Now is the Time for Mercy. Marian Press - Association of Marian Helpers. ISBN 978-1-59614-451-4. Retrieved 1 July 2021.
  4. ^ "Divine Mercy Congress strengthens faith". NZ Catholic Newspaper. 2014-11-09. Retrieved 1 July 2021.

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