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THE UNIVERSITY will host the second day of the World Apostolic Congress On Mercy (WACOM), an international gathering of devotees of the Divine Mercy of Jesus, on Jan. 17.

With the theme “Communion in Mercy, Mission for Mercy,” WACOM will be held in various locations in the country from Jan. 16 to 20.

The opening will take place at the Manila Cathedral in Intramuros, while UST and the National Shrine of Padre Pio in Batangas will host the second and third days, respectively.

On Jan. 19, the 100-foot statue of the Divine Mercy will be unveiled in a ceremony at the National Shrine of Divine Mercy in Marilao, Bulacan.

The week-long event, which happens every four years, will conclude at the St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish in Bataan on Jan. 20.

WACOM President Christoph Schönborn, an Austrian Dominican who serves as the archbishop of Vienna, will be one of the speakers in the week-long conference.

French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, the archbishop of Lyon, was appointed papal legate to the conference, representing Pope Francis.

WACOM was previously held in Rome, Italy in 2008; Krakow, Poland in 2011; and Bogota, Colombia in 2014.

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