"I considered this message (of Divine Mercy) my special task. Providence has assigned it to me in the present situation of man, the Church, and the world."
~ Pope St. John Paul II; November 22, 1981
"Who can say that he is free from sin and does not need God’s mercy? As people of this restless time of ours, wavering between the emptiness of self-exaltation and the humiliation of despair, we have a greater need than ever for a regenerating experience of mercy."
~ Pope St. John Paul II, Regina Caeli message, April 10, 1994
"It is important then that we accept the whole message that comes to us from the word of God on this Second Sunday of Easter, which from now on throughout the Church, will be called Divine Mercy Sunday." (The readings on that Sunday are always about mercy, trust and the forgiveness of sins.)
~Pope St. John Paul II, during the Mass of canonization of St. Faustina on April 30, 2000,
Divine Mercy Sunday
Saint John Paul II at the Shrine of Divine Mercy
Pope John Paul II's Homily: On the first universal celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday, 2001.