"We should remember that the face is not just something physical. When we speak about (a) face, we speak about what we are," he said.
On 88th birthday, Benedict XVI lauded for emphasis on mercy →
Love, he said, "is mercy (and) mercy is love reaching pardon. We cannot forget the beginning of the encyclical Deus Caritas Est: love is not an idea, love is a person and it means also to meet, to encounter a person."