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During Year of Mercy, Documentary Highlights Transformative Power of Forgiveness

Film is airing on ABC affiliates nationwide, available online
 
Lives Transformed by Forgiveness Featured in New FilmThe Face of Mercy, a new documentary from the Knights of Columbus, highlights the stories of several individuals who have experienced the power of mercy and forgiveness in their own lives. A Rwandan genocide survivor, a former NFL player, an NYPD officer who was shot and paralyzed are among those featured. All embraced the same message of Divine Mercy that inspired and animated Pope Francis' Year of Mercy, which ends Nov. 20. The DVD is available online at faceofmercyfilm.com. 

 
Contact: Joe Cullen, 203-415-9314, joseph.cullen@kofc.org, Andrew Walther, 203-824-5412, Andrew.walther@kofc.org; both with Knights of Columbus 

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 15, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- "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 Catholics prepare to celebrate the conclusion of the Year of Mercy on Sunday, Nov. 20.

The Year of Mercy was proclaimed by Pope Francis and began on Dec. 8, 2015.

"This extraordinary film highlights the sort of transformations that are possible in individual lives that embrace the way of mercy, forgiveness and reconciliation," said Knights of Columbus CEO Carl Anderson. "These testimonies remind us that Divine Mercy is not just a devotion or theological concept — it is alive, it is present, and it is a force that can transform the world."

Narrated by actor Jim Caviezel and filmed in 4K ultra high-definition, the documentary is available at Amazon (www.amazon.com/Face-Mercy-Jim-Caviezel/dp/B01LX19CA7), Ignatius Press (www.ignatius.com/Products/FMER-M/the-face-of-mercy.aspx) and Knights Gear (www.knightsgear.com/the-face-of-mercy-dvd).

"The Face of Mercy" weaves theology and history together with modern testimonials to reveal what constitutes the face of mercy in people's lives and how it is the antidote to evil even in the most difficult times.

Those featured include Immaculée Ilibagiza, who found freedom in forgiveness after seeing her family wiped out by genocide in Rwanda; an NYPD cop who was shot and paralyzed from the neck down and continues to work for peace; a former NFL linebacker who walked away from his sports career to share Christ's mercy with the homeless; a baseball player who traded major league ambitions for a priestly vocation; a priest with a drug-dealing past; and a young widow who chose to forgive her husband's killer.

The documentary is also being shown on ABC-affiliated channels around the country. Broadcast dates and times and other information about the 60-minute film are available at faceofmercyfilm.com.