Pope Francis


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Oct 10 2017
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Pope Francis is associated, including May and Christmas. Most recently, Pope Francis has been quoted saying: “Rather than contrast negative interpretations of sexual differences ... they want to cancel these differences out altogether, proposing techniques and practices that render them irrelevant for human development and relations.” in the article Pope Condemns Technologies That Make Gender Transitions Easier.
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Pope Francis quotes

Sep 09 2017

The solitude of always being at loggerheads has been familiar for decades, and its smell has lingered for a hundred years. We do not want any type of violence whatsoever to restrict or destroy one more life.feedback

Sep 07 2017

The more demanding the path, the greater must be our efforts to acknowledge each another, to heal wounds, to build bridges, to strengthen relationships and support one another.feedback

Sep 07 2017

The steps taken are creating hope that the search for peace is a project that is always ongoing, a task where there will be no truce, one that requires the commitment of everyone. All of us are necessary to create and form a society. This isn't just done with the 'pure blooded' ones, but rather with everyone. And here is where the greatness of the country lies, in that there is room for all and all are important.feedback

Sep 06 2017

Let us take the first step' is the theme of this journey. Peace is what Colombia has sought for a long time, and it is working to achieve it.feedback

Sep 01 2017

Whenever I run into a rigid person, especially if young, I tell myself he is sick. The danger is that they are looking for security.feedback

Sep 01 2017

Women see things differently from men. It is important to listen to both.feedback

Sep 01 2017

She taught me how to think politics.feedback

Sep 01 2017

Of course, I'm in a cage at the Vatican, but not spiritually. Nothing frightens me.feedback

Aug 27 2017 - Bangladesh

We all ask our Lord to come to their rescue and to prompt men of good will to come to their aid so they have full rights. Let us also pray for our Rohingya brothers.feedback

Aug 21 2017

Solidarity must be concretely expressed at every stage of the migratory experience – from departure through journey to arrival and return. The principle of the centrality of the human person ... obliges us to always prioritize personal safety over national security.feedback

Jul 26 2017

I would like us to renew our complete commitment to ensuring that these atrocities will no longer take place in our midst.feedback

Jul 20 2017

I appeal not to create walls but to build bridges.feedback

Jul 14 2017

Sometimes there are melancholic Christians with faces like pickled peppers, such long faces, rather than being joyful for the beautiful life they have.feedback

Jul 04 2017

Initiatives "that wisely open themselves to the complex migration phenomenon.feedback

Jul 04 2017

To defend human life, above all when it is wounded by illness, is a duty of love that God entrusts to all.feedback

Jul 03 2017 - Trump Presidency

It may be a treatment, but not a cure. [Charlie] may be able to interact. To smile. To look at objects.feedback

Jul 01 2017

No one can be condemned forever.feedback

Jun 29 2017

One mustn't judge before justice judges.feedback

May 27 2017

Without work for everyone, there will not be dignity for everyone.feedback

May 24 2017

Even if one thinks differently we have to be very sincere about what each one thinks. I will say what I think and he will say what he thinks. There are always doors that are not closed. We need to find the doors that are at least partly open, go in, and talk about things we have in common and go forward, step by step.feedback

May 24 2017

What do you give him to eat? Potica?feedback

May 24 2017

In our talk, things will come out, I will say what I think, he will say what he thinks, but I never, ever, wanted to make a judgment without hearing the person.feedback

May 18 2017

May none of you ever feel you are alone. May none of you feel you are a burden. May no one feel the need to run away. You are precious in the eyes of God. You are precious in the eyes of the church.feedback

May 14 2017

These presumed apparitions don't have a lot of value. This I say as a personal opinion. The (commission) report has its doubts. I personally am more nasty. I prefer the Madonna as mother, our mother, and not a Madonna who is the head of a telegraph office, who every day sends a message at such-and-such an hour. This is not the Mother of Jesus.feedback

May 14 2017

So let's remember with gratitude and affection all mothers, even our mothers in heaven.feedback

May 14 2017 - Portugal

The Virgin, is not a chief of the post office who would send messages every day.feedback

May 13 2017

Even if one thinks differently we have to be very sincere about what each one thinks.feedback

May 13 2017

We can take as our examples Saint Francisco and Saint Jacinta, whom the Virgin Mary introduced into the immense ocean of God's light and taught to adore him. That was the source of their strength in overcoming opposition and suffering.feedback

May 13 2017

This is a special trip. It is a voyage of prayer.feedback

May 12 2017

With all of us forming one heart and soul, I will then entrust you to Our Lady, asking her to whisper to each one of you: 'My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the path that leads you to God.feedback

May 06 2017

I was ashamed when I heard the name of the bomb – 'the mother of all bombs'. A mother gives life and this one gives death, and we call this device a mother. What is happening?feedback

May 02 2017 - Egypt

History does not forgive those who preach justice but then practice injustice.feedback

Apr 30 2017 - Human Rights

I make a heartfelt appeal to the government and all components of Venezuelan society to avoid any more forms of violence, respect human rights and seek a negotiated solution .feedback

Apr 30 2017

A widened war would destroy not half of humanity but a large part of humanity. It would be terrible. Let's stop and find a diplomatic solution.feedback

Apr 29 2017 - Egypt

God is pleased only by a faith that's proclaimed by our lives, because the only extremism believers can have is that of charity! Any other extremism does not come from God and is not pleasing to him.feedback

Apr 29 2017

This question of missiles in (North) Korea has been brewing for more than a year but now it seems the situation has become has become too hot. We are talking about the future of humanity. Today, a widespread war would destroy - I would not say half of humanity - but a good part of humanity, and of culture, everything, everything. It would be terrible. I don't think that humanity today would be able to withstand it.feedback

Apr 29 2017

I receive every head of state who asks for an audience.feedback

Apr 29 2017 - Populism

I call on them, and I will call on them, as I have on leaders of different places, to work to resolve their problems through diplomatic avenues. Centuries and centuries of immigrants. It's us. There are refugee camps that are real concentration camps. Demagogic forms of populism are on the rise. These certainly do not help to consolidate peace and stability. I speak of values.feedback

Apr 29 2017

It is better not to believe than to be a false believer, a hypocrite!feedback

Apr 29 2017

Any other fanaticism does not come from God and is not pleasing to him.feedback

Apr 28 2017 - Egypt

Together let us affirm the incompatibility of violence and faith, belief and hatred.feedback

Apr 28 2017 - Egypt

It is our duty to proclaim together that history does not forgive those who preach justice, but then practice injustice. History does not forgive those who talk about equality but then discard those who are different.feedback

Apr 28 2017 - Egypt

Their innocent blood unites us.feedback

Apr 28 2017

That's the way it is. You mothers, go ahead and breastfeed, without fear. Just like the Virgin Mary nursed Jesus.feedback

Apr 28 2017 - Populism

Demagogic forms of populism are on the rise. These certainly do not help to consolidate peace and stability. No incitement to violence will guarantee peace, and every unilateral action that does not promote constructive and shared processes is in reality a gift to the proponents of radicalism.feedback

Apr 27 2017 - Egypt

I hope that this visit will be an embrace of consolation and of encouragement to all Christians in the Middle East.feedback

Apr 26 2017 - Islam

I hope that it may also offer a valid contribution to inter-religious dialogue with the Islamic world, and to ecumenical dialogue with the venerated and beloved Coptic Orthodox Church. Our world, torn by blind violence, which has also afflicted the heart of your dear land – needs peace, love and mercy.feedback

Apr 26 2017

People's paths are riddled with suffering, as everything is centered around money, and things, instead of people. And often there is this habit, by people who call themselves 'respectable,' of not taking care of the others, thus leaving behind thousands of human beings, or entire populations, on the side of the road.feedback

Apr 26 2017

Your Power Will Ruin You. I could have very well ended up among today's 'discarded' people. And that's why I always ask myself, deep in my heart: 'Why them and not me?feedback

Apr 26 2017

We all need each other. And so, please, think of me as well with tenderness, so that I can fulfil the task I have been given for the good of others, of each and every one, of all of you, of all of us.feedback

Apr 26 2017

There is a saying in Argentina: Power is like drinking gin on an empty stomach. You feel dizzy, you get drunk, you lose your balance, and you will end up hurting yourself and those around you. Through humility and concrete love, on the other hand, power – the highest, the strongest one – becomes a service, a force for good. Tenderness means to use our hands and our heart to comfort the other, to take care of those in need. Only by educating people to a true solidarity will we be able to overcome the culture of waste.feedback

Apr 26 2017

How wonderful would it be if the growth of scientific and technological innovation would come along with more equality and social inclusion.feedback

Apr 26 2017

Please allow me to say it loud and clear: The more powerful you are, the more your actions will have an impact on people, the more you are called to be humble. If you don't, your power will ruin you, and you will ruin others.feedback

Apr 26 2017

I, myself, was born in a family of migrants. My father, my grandparents, like many other Italians, left for Argentina and met the fate of those who are left with nothing. I could have very well ended up among today's discarded people. And that's why I always ask myself, deep in my heart: 'Why them and not me?feedback

Apr 25 2017

Thank God, no system can nullify our desire to open up to the good, to compassion and to our capacity to react against evil, all of which stem from deep within our hearts.feedback

Apr 22 2017 - Greece

If we also close the door to migrants, this is called suicide.feedback

Apr 22 2017 - Human Rights

I don't know if he managed to leave that concentration camp, because refugee camps, many of them, are of concentration (type) because of the great number of people left there inside them.feedback

Apr 20 2017

A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian.feedback

Apr 20 2017

No one can be condemned forever, because that is not the logic of the Gospel! Here I am not speaking only of the divorced and remarried, but of everyone, in whatever situation they find themselves.feedback

Apr 20 2017

Anyone, whoever he is, who only wants to build walls and not bridges is not a Christian. It hurts my heart when I see a priest with the latest model car. If you like the fancy one, just think about how many children are dying of hunger.feedback

Apr 19 2017

But the case of Germany in 1933 is typical, a people who were immersed in a crisis, who were searching for their identity until this charismatic leader came and promised to give their identity back, and he gave them a distorted identity, and we all know what happened.feedback

Apr 16 2017 - Easter

In the complex and often dramatic situations of today's world, may the Risen Lord guide the steps of all those who work for justice and peace. May he grant the leaders of nations the courage they need to prevent the spread of conflicts and to put a halt to the arms trade.feedback

Apr 16 2017 - Easter

The Church never ceases to say, faced with our defeats, our closed and fearful hearts, stop, the Lord is risen.' But if the Lord is risen, how come these things happen?feedback

Apr 16 2017 - Syria conflict

At this time support the efforts of those who are actively working to bring relief and comfort to civilians in Syria, the victim of a war that continues to sow horror and death. The latest despicable attack yesterday on fleeing refugees has resulted in numerous deaths and injuries. Bring peace to all the Middle East, from the Holy Land to Iraq and Yemen as well.feedback

Apr 15 2017 - Easter

We can also see the faces of those who are greeted with contempt because they are immigrants, deprived of country, house and family. In their grief, these two women reflect the faces of all those who, walking the streets of our cities, behold human dignity crucified.feedback

Apr 13 2017 - Easter

When I'm looking at a prisoner, I ask myself: 'Why him and not me? Why did he fall and not me?' It's a mystery that brings me closer to them.feedback

Apr 08 2017

Who guarantees life? No one. At your age, you have the future ahead of you.feedback

Mar 29 2017 - Mosul conflict

In expressing profound sadness for the victims of the bloody conflict, I renew my appeal that everyone commit themselves to using all efforts to protect civilians, an imperative and urgent obligation.feedback

Mar 25 2017

When a body loses its sense of direction and is no longer able to look ahead, it experiences a regression and, in the long run, risks dying.feedback

Mar 24 2017

Europe finds new hope when man is the centre and the heart of her institutions. I am convinced that this entails an attentive and trust-filled readiness to hear the expectations voiced by individuals, society and the peoples who make up the Union. Sadly, one frequently has the sense that there is a growing split between the citizens and the European institutions.feedback

Mar 24 2017

When a body loses its sense of direction and is no longer able to look ahead, it experiences a regression and, in the long run, risks dying. Europe finds new hope when she refuses to yield to fear or close herself off in false forms of security. Politics needs this kind of leadership which avoids appealing to emotions to gain consent but instead, in a spirit of solidarity and subsidiarity, devises policies that can make the union as a whole develop harmoniously.feedback

Mar 18 2017

I recall with admiration his tenacious fidelity to Christ, despite the deprivations and the persecutions against the church.feedback

Mar 17 2017

It's hypocrisy to call yourself a Christian and chase away a refugee.feedback

Mar 15 2017

Work gives us dignity. Those who are responsible for people, managers, are obliged to do everything so that every woman and every man can work and thus be able to walk with their heads held high, to look other people in the face with dignity.feedback

Mar 15 2017

Those who for economic reasons or to conclude unclear negotiations, close factories and business ventures and take jobs away, this person is committing a very grave sin.feedback

Mar 13 2017

Today I think ... about all those families without homes, either because they never had one or because they lost it for whatever reason.feedback

Mar 12 2017

This is a plague, a hidden cry that must be listened to by all of us. We can't continue to pretend not to see and not to hear it.feedback

Mar 10 2017

We must think, yes, viri probati are a possibility. But then we must also consider what tasks they could perform, for example in isolated communities.feedback

Mar 10 2017

We must think about whether viri probati are a possibility. Then we have to decide what tasks they can take on, for example in remote communities. There are married priests in the church.feedback

Mar 09 2017 - Populism

Populism is evil and ends badly as the past century showed.feedback

Mar 05 2017

It is not technology which determines whether or not communication is authentic, but rather the human heart and our capacity to use wisely the means at our disposal.feedback

Mar 05 2017

What would happen if we turned back when we forget it, if we opened it more times a day, if we read the message of God contained in the Bible the way we read messages on our cellphones.feedback

Mar 04 2017

In moments of crisis, discernment doesn't work. I would even say, that the future of humanity is in great measure in your own hands, through your ability to organize and carry out creative alternatives, through your daily efforts to ensure the three L's (labor, lodging, land).feedback

Mar 04 2017

Many people are hoping for a change capable of releasing them from the bondage of individualism and the despondency it spawns.feedback

Feb 27 2017 - Sudan

My aides and I are studying the possibility of a trip to South Sudan.feedback

Feb 24 2017

It is a scandal to say one thing and do another. That is a double life. There are many Catholics who are like this and they cause scandal. How many times have we all heard people say 'if that person is a Catholic, it is better to be an atheist'.feedback

Feb 23 2017

It is a scandal to say one thing and do another. That is a double life. There are many Catholics who are like this and they cause scandal. How many times have we all heard people say 'if that person is a Catholic, it is better to be an atheist.feedback

Feb 21 2017

For those who flee conflicts and terrible persecutions, often trapped within the grip of criminal organizations who have no scruples, we need to open accessible and secure humanitarian channels.feedback

Feb 15 2017

In this regard, the right to prior and informed consent should always prevail. Only then is it possible to guarantee peaceful cooperation between governing authorities and indigenous peoples, overcoming confrontation and conflict.feedback

Feb 15 2017

Do not allow those which destroy the earth, which destroy the environment and the ecological balance, and which end up destroying the wisdom of peoples.feedback

Feb 13 2017

It is our duty to prove our severity with priests who betray their mission, and with those, including bishops and cardinals, who protect them, as it has happened in the past.feedback

Feb 13 2017

To their families I offer my feeling of love and pain, and I ask, humbly, forgiveness. It is an absolute monstrosity, a horrendous sin, radically opposite to what Christ teaches.feedback

Feb 09 2017

Never wash your hands of problems. I live in peace. I do not know how to explain this.feedback

Feb 09 2017

No, I do not take tranquilizing pills!feedback

Feb 08 2017 - Refugees

"A person who thinks only about building walls – wherever they may be – and not building bridges, is not Christian,". "This is not in the Gospel.".feedback

Feb 08 2017 - Rohingya

I urge all those in government positions to combat this scourge with firmness, giving voice to our younger brothers and sisters who have been wounded in their dignity. All efforts must be made to eradicate this shameful and intolerable crime. They have been suffering for years, they have been tortured, killed, simply because they want to live their culture and their Muslim faith. Let us pray for them… for our Rohingya brothers and sisters.feedback

Feb 08 2017 - Refugees

"In the social and civil context as well, I appeal not to create walls but to build bridges,". "To not respond to evil with evil. To defeat evil with good, the offence with forgiveness. A Christian would never say 'you will pay for that.' Never". "They're not Christians, but they're good, our brothers and sisters. And they have been suffering for years. They've been tortured and killed, simply because they are continuing their traditions, their Muslim faith. Let us pray for them,".feedback

Feb 05 2017

Great sporting events like today's Super Bowl are highly symbolic, showing that it is possible to build a culture of encounter and a world of peace. By participating in sport, we are able to go beyond our own self-interest and in a healthy way we learn to sacrifice, to grow in fidelity and respect the rules. May this year's Super Bowl be a sign of peace, friendship and solidarity for the world.feedback

Feb 05 2017

Where's your mercy?feedback

Jan 08 2017

Maybe I'm reckless but I must say I don't have any fear for myself but I'm always worried about the safety of those who travel with me and above all that of the people that I meet in various countries. There is always the risk of a rash gesture by a madman. But the Lord is always there.feedback

Jan 08 2017 - Twitter

I can't bring myself to move around in bulletproof cars or in closed popemobiles with bulletproof glass. I fully understand the needs of security and am grateful (to security forces) but a bishop is a pastor, a father, and there cannot be too many barriers between him and the people. Because of this, I said from the start that I would travel only if I could have contact with people.feedback

Jan 01 2017

The loss of the ties that bind us, so typical of our fragmented and divided culture, increases this sense of orphanhood and, as a result, of great emptiness and loneliness. The lack of physical (and not virtual) contact is cauterizing our hearts and making us lose the capacity for tenderness and wonder, for pity and compassion.feedback

Jan 01 2017 - Terrorism

Unfortunately, violence has stricken even in this night of good wishes and hope. Pained, I express my closeness to the Turkish people. I pray for the many victims and for the wounded and for the entire nation in mourning. I ask the Lord to sustain all men of good will to courageously roll up their sleeves to confront the plague of terrorism and this stain of blood that is covering the world with a shadow of fear and a sense of loss.feedback

Dec 26 2016 - Christmas

Today we want to think of those who suffer persecution and to be close to them with our affection, our prayers and our tears. Yesterday on Christmas Day, the persecuted Christians in Iraq celebrated Christmas in their destroyed Cathedral. This was an example of fidelity to the Gospel.feedback

Dec 25 2016 - Christmas

Today this message goes out to the ends of the Earth to reach all peoples, especially those scarred by war and harsh conflicts that seem stronger than the yearning for peace.feedback

Dec 24 2016 - Christmas

Let us allow ourselves to be challenged by the children who are not allowed to be born, by those who cry because no one satiates their hunger, by those who do have not toys in their hands, but rather weapons.feedback

Dec 24 2016 - Christmas

Let us also allow ourselves to be challenged by the children of today's world, who are not lying in a cot caressed with the affection of a mother and father, but rather suffer the squalid mangers that devour dignity: hiding underground to escape bombardment, on the pavements of a large city, at the bottom of a boat over-laden with immigrants.feedback

Dec 24 2016 - Christmas

Today also the same indifference can exist, when Christmas becomes a feast where the protagonists are ourselves, rather than Jesus; when the lights of commerce cast the light of God into the shadows; when we are concerned for gifts, but cold toward those who are marginalized.feedback

Dec 24 2016 - Christmas

This worldliness has taken Christmas hostage. It needs to be freed.feedback

Dec 24 2016 - Christmas

Let us allow ourselves to be challenged by the children who are not allowed to be born, by those who cry because no one satiates their hunger, by those who do have not toys in their hands, but rather weapons. We have to free ourselves of it!feedback

Dec 17 2016

I hope it will be the same for me.feedback

Dec 17 2016

Old age is the thirst for knowledge.feedback

Dec 08 2016

O' Mary, our Immaculate Mother, I bring you, Mother, all the workers, men and women, and I especially entrust you those who out of necessity strive to carry out an undignified job and those who have lost their jobs or can't find one.feedback

Dec 08 2016

And since people have a tendency towards the sickness of coprophagia, a lot of damage can be done.feedback

Nov 30 2016

I'd like to recall today the Brazilian people's sorrow.feedback

Nov 28 2016

The 'distraction' or delay in implementing global agreements on the environment shows that politics has become submissive to a technology and economy which seek profit above all else.feedback

Nov 26 2016

At the same time, I offer my prayers for his eternal rest, and I entrust the Cuban people to the maternal intercession of Our Lady of La Caridad del Cobre, patroness of that country.feedback

Nov 22 2016 - Homosexuality

If a person is gay and seeks God and has good will, who am I to judge him?feedback

Nov 21 2016 - Abortion

Lest any obstacle arise between the request for reconciliation and God's forgiveness, I henceforth grant to all priests, in virtue of their ministry, the faculty to absolve those who have committed the sin of procured abortion.feedback

Nov 21 2016 - Abortion

In the same way, however, I can and must state that there is no sin that God's mercy cannot reach and wipe away when it finds a repentant heart seeking to be reconciled with the Father.feedback

Nov 21 2016 - Abortion

May every priest, therefore, be a guide, support and comfort to penitents on this journey of special reconciliation.feedback

Nov 21 2016 - Abortion

Mercy cannot become a mere parenthesis in the life of the church; it constitutes her very existence.feedback

Nov 21 2016 - Abortion

I ask you to be welcoming to all, witnesses of fatherly love whatever the gravity of the sin involved, attentive in helping penitents to reflect on the evil they have done, clear in presenting moral principles, willing to walk patiently beside the faithful on their penitential journey, farsighted in discerning individual cases and generous in dispensing God's forgiveness.feedback

Nov 19 2016

An enemy because they come from a distant country or have different customs. An enemy because of the color of their skin, their language or their social class. An enemy because they think differently or even have a different faith.feedback

Nov 15 2016

Mindful of the contributions that the Hispanic community makes to the life of the nation, I pray that the Encuentro will bear fruit for the renewal of the American society and for the church's apostolate in the United States.feedback

Nov 15 2016

Our great challenge is to create a culture of encounter which encourages individuals and groups to share the richness of their traditions and experience; to break down walls and to build bridges.feedback

Nov 13 2016

It is the symptom of a spiritual sclerosis when we are only interested in objects to be produced rather than in persons to be loved. This is the origin of the tragic contradiction of our age: as progress and new possibilities increase, which is a good thing, less and less people are able to benefit from them.feedback

Nov 06 2016

I want to tell you, every time I visit a prison I ask myself: 'Why them and not me? We can all make mistakes: all of us. And in one way or another we have made mistakes.feedback

Nov 06 2016

At times we get stuck in our own ideologies or absolutize the laws of the market even as they crush other people. At such times, we imprison ourselves behind the walls of individualism and self-sufficiency, deprived of the truth that sets us free.feedback

Nov 06 2016

Today we celebrate the Jubilee of Mercy for you and with you, our brothers and sisters who are imprisoned.feedback

Nov 05 2016

Today I touched martyrs.feedback

Nov 02 2016

If we read carefully the declaration by St. John Paul II, it is going in that direction.feedback

Nov 02 2016

St. Pope John Paul II had the last clear word on this and it stands, this stands.feedback

Oct 31 2016

We too must look with love and honesty at our past, recognizing error and seeking forgiveness, for God alone is our judge.feedback

Oct 31 2016

The spiritual experience of Martin Luther challenges us to remember that apart from God, we can do nothing.feedback

Oct 31 2016

If we don't do it, we Christians hurt ourselves by division.feedback

Oct 31 2016

I wanted to insist on an ecumenical witness.feedback

Oct 30 2016 - Italian Democratic Party

I express my closeness to the population of central Italy hit by the earthquake.feedback

Oct 16 2016

He never stayed in the parish office. He got on his mule and went out to find people like a priest of the street – to the point of getting leprosy.feedback

Sep 23 2016

I want to share your sorrow, a deep sorrow when I think of many children, many families, whose lives have been broken in such a dramatic way. To assure each of you of my compassion, my closeness and my prayer.feedback

Jul 31 2016

Our only answer to this world at war has a name: it's called fraternity.feedback

Jul 29 2016 - Refugees

We are called to serve the crucified Jesus in all those who are marginalized; to touch his sacred flesh in those who are disadvantaged, in those who hunger and thirst, in the naked and imprisoned, the sick and unemployed, in those who are persecuted, refugees and migrants.feedback

Jul 29 2016

Lord, have mercy on your people. Lord, forgiveness for so much cruelty.feedback

Jul 29 2016

Go to that place of horror without speeches, without crowds. Alone, enter, pray.feedback

Jul 29 2016

I would like to draw near to all children who are sick, to stand at their bedside, and embrace them. I would like to listen to everyone here, even if for only a moment, and to be still before questions that have no easy answers. And to pray.feedback

Jul 27 2016

Not a war of religion. There is a war of interests. There is a war for money. There is a war for natural resources. There is a war for domination of peoples. This is the war.feedback

May 28 2016

What was her name? I don't know – a little girl without a name. She is in heaven and watching us. Let's close our eyes, think about her and give her a name.feedback

May 06 2016

If we want to rethink our society, we need to create dignified and well-paying jobs, especially for our young people. To do so requires coming up with new, more inclusive and equitable economic models, aimed not at serving the few, but at benefiting ordinary people and society as a whole.feedback

Apr 16 2016

It's a drop of water in the sea. But after this drop, the sea will never be the same.feedback

Apr 16 2016

We must never forget, however, that migrants, rather than simply being a statistic, are first of all people who have faces, names and individual stories.feedback

Apr 16 2016

I want to tell you, you are not alone.feedback

Apr 16 2016

I felt the spirit was talking to us.feedback

Mar 26 2016 - Easter

We see and will continue to see problems both inside and out. They will always be there.feedback

Mar 26 2016 - Easter

Oh Cross of Christ, today too we see you in expressions of fundamentalism and in terrorist acts committed by followers of some religions which profane the name of God and which use the holy name to justify their unprecedented violence.feedback

Feb 19 2016

A person who advocates building walls for solutions is "not Christian.feedback

Feb 18 2016 - Planned Parenthood

In certain cases, as in this one, such as the one I mentioned of Blessed Paul VI, it was clear.feedback

Feb 18 2016 - Christianity

A person who only thinks about building walls again and again, and not building bridges, is not a Christian.feedback

Feb 18 2016 - Christianity

I would only say this man is not a Christian if that is what he says.feedback

Feb 18 2016 - Planned Parenthood

I would also like to exhort doctors to do everything to find vaccines against the mosquitoes that bear this illness. We have to work on that.feedback

Feb 18 2016 - Abortion

Abortion isn't a lesser evil, it's a crime. Taking one life to save another, that's what the Mafia does. It's a crime. It's an absolute evil.feedback

Feb 18 2016 - Abortion

Abortion is not a lesser evil. It is a crime. It is killing one person to save another. It is what the Mafia does. It is a crime. It is an absolute evil.feedback

Feb 18 2016

Work towards integration, all doors are open, but we cannot say, From here on they can have communion. This would be an injury also to marriage, to the couple. It wouldn't make them do the path of integration.feedback

Feb 18 2016

I would also say a man who does not know how to have a relationship of friendship with a woman...he's a man who is missing something. A friendship with a woman is not a sin, it's a friendship. We have not understood the good that a woman do for the life of a priest and of the church in the sense of counsel, help, healthy friendship.feedback

Feb 18 2016 - Mafia

It is a crime. It is to kill someone in order to save another. That is what the Mafia does.feedback

Feb 16 2016

What temptation can come to us from places often dominated by violence, corruption, drug trafficking? What temptations can we have in face all of that that?What temptations might we face with this reality, which seems to have become a permanent system? I think we can sum it up in a word: resignation.feedback

Feb 16 2016

Your people have been misunderstood and excluded from society. Some have even considered you inferior, (as well) your values, cultures, your tradition.feedback

Feb 15 2016

You have much to teach us.feedback

Feb 14 2016

With the devil, there is no dialogue.feedback

Feb 05 2016

This meeting of the Primates of the Catholic Church and the Russian Orthodox Church, after a long preparation, will be the first in history and will mark an important stage in relations between the two Churches. The Holy See and the Moscow Patriarchate hope that it will also be a sign of hope for all people of good will.feedback

Dec 21 2015

The reform will move forward with determination, clarity and firm resolve because the church can always be reformed.feedback

Dec 06 2015 - Slavery

Today there are many children in the world who are slaves.feedback

Nov 29 2015

But remember, peace without love, friendship and tolerance is nothing. I hope that all Central Africans can see peace.feedback

Nov 26 2015

Here I think of the importance of our common belief that the God whom we seek to serve is a God of peace. His holy name must never be used to justify hatred and violence.feedback

Nov 25 2015

To the extent that our societies experience divisions, whether ethnic, religious or economic, all men and women of good will are called to work for reconciliation and peace, forgiveness and healing.feedback

Nov 10 2015

Allow me to remember the five Chinese men and two women, who died two years ago due to a fire in the industrial zone of Prato. It is a tragedy of exploitation and of inhumane living conditions.feedback

Oct 21 2015

Furthermore, as is clearly evident, the pope is carrying out his very intense activity in a totally normal way.feedback

Oct 18 2015

The holy spouses Louis Martin and Marie-Azelie Guerin practiced Christian service in the family, creating, day by day, an environment of faith and love.feedback

Sep 26 2015

Foreigners, their children who don't receive a proper education, those deprived of medical insurance, the homeless and the forgotten elderly are all becoming part of an urban landscape that slowly but surely we're getting used to seeing and feeling in our hearts.feedback

Sep 25 2015

We must not be taken aback by their numbers, but rather view them as persons, seeing their faces and listening to their stories, trying to respond as best we can to their situation. To respond in a way which is always humane, just and fraternal.feedback

Sep 24 2015

We, the people of this continent, are not fearfull of foreigners, because most of us were once foreigners. Building a nation calls us to recognize that we must constantly relate to others, rejecting a mindset of hostility in order to adopt one of reciprocal subsidiarity.feedback

Sep 23 2015

It seems clear to me also that climate change is a problem that can no longer be left to future generations.feedback

Sep 20 2015

I urge political leaders to persevere on this path and to develop all its potentialities as a proof of the high service which they are called to carry out on behalf of the peace and well-being of their peoples, of all America, and as an example of reconciliation for the entire world.feedback

Sep 11 2015

I ask everyone to make an effort so that the voice of the poorest will be heard at the table where the world looks for a solution to the complex social-environmental crisis, to listen to the voice of the poorest countries and the poorest human beings.feedback

Sep 06 2015

Faced with the tragedy of tens of thousands of refugees, the Gospel calls us and asks us to show solidarity to the most vulnerable and those who have been abandoned – to give them a real hope. Every parish, every religious community, every monastery, every sanctuary of Europe, take in one family.feedback

Aug 12 2015

Going through the holy door obliges us to be merciful like the Good Samaritan.feedback

Jul 21 2015

Our house is going to ruin, and that harms everyone, especially the poorest. Mine is therefore, an appeal for responsibility, based on the task that God gave man in creation: that he keep the garden in which he was placed.feedback

Jul 09 2015

A memorable life needs [the participation] of others.feedback

Jul 07 2015

The bicentenary of Latin America's cry for independence was an idea born from the absence of freedoms, a feeling of being exploited, or stripped, by those who held power.feedback

Jul 07 2015

I give a blessing to each one of you, for your families, and for this great people, the noble Ecuadorian people.feedback

Jun 21 2015

The shroud should spur people to reflect not only on the face and the broken body of Jesus, but at the same time, on the face of every suffering and unjustly persecuted person.feedback

Jun 05 2015 - Human Rights

What has happened to you, Europe, the mother of peoples and nations, the mother of great men and women who upheld, and even sacrificed their lives for, the dignity of their brothers and sisters?feedback

May 08 2015

How do we take care of those who, after the irreversible failure of their marriage bond, have taken up a new union? These people are not at all excommunicated. They are not excommunicated, , and they must not be treated as such. They still belong to the church.feedback

Apr 05 2015

Peace and liberty for the victims of drug dealers, who are often allied with the powers who ought to defend peace and harmony in the human family. And we ask peace for this world subjected to arms dealers, who make their money from the blood of men and women.feedback

Apr 05 2015

In hope we entrust to the merciful Lord the framework recently agreed to in Lausanne, that it may be a definitive step toward a more secure and fraternal world.feedback

Mar 21 2015

Corruption stinks and a corrupt society stinks! So go ahead and clear your souls and clean up the city and clean up society so that there is no longer that stink of corruption.feedback

Feb 04 2015

This is the only way to lead to peace and concord in this martyred land.feedback

Jan 20 2015

I cannot insult and provoke a person continually because I risk making them angry and I risk getting a reaction that is not correct.feedback

Jan 14 2015

May all people here find inspiration and strength to build a future of reconciliation, justice and peace for all the children of this beloved land.feedback

Jan 09 2015 - Abortion

May the gesture of directing their thought and prayer to the Father each time they cross the threshold of their cell signify for them their passage through the Holy Door.feedback

Dec 25 2014

My thoughts go to all children that are killed and abused today. Children displaced because of wars and persecution, abused and exploited under our eyes and our complicit silence.feedback

Dec 06 2014

As religious leaders, we are obliged to denounce all violations of the human dignity.feedback

Nov 25 2014

As a result, the great ideas which once inspired Europe seem to have lost their attraction, only to be replaced by the bureaucratic technicalities of its institutions.feedback

Nov 20 2014

Our societies are defined by a growing individualism and division, and it's depriving the the weakest of a life with dignity and it provokes uprisings against the (public) institutions.feedback

Nov 09 2014

We need bridges, not walls.feedback

Oct 06 2014

Don't tell anyone: 'You can't say that'. You must talk about everything you know, in a spirit of freedom of speech. The presence of the pope is a guarantee for all and a safeguard of the faith.feedback

Sep 28 2014

People have no memories and sever their roots.feedback

Aug 18 2014

In these cases, where there is an unjust aggression I can only say that it is licit to stop the unjust aggressor. I underscore the verb 'to stop'. I am not saying bombing or making war, but stopping him. One nation cannot decide alone.feedback

May 26 2014 - Holocaust

We don't teach our children to plant bombs. We teach them peace, but we have to build a wall for those who teach the other side.feedback

May 26 2014

The time has come to put an end to this situation which has become increasingly unacceptable.feedback

Apr 20 2014

We pray in a particular way for Syria, that all those suffering the effects of the conflict can receive much needed humanitarian aid and that neither side will again use deadly force, especially against the defenceless civilian population.feedback

Apr 11 2014

I feel compelled to personally take on all the evil that some priests – quite a few in number, (although) obviously not compared to the number of all priests – to personally ask for forgiveness for the damage they have done for having sexually abused children.feedback

Apr 11 2014

The church is aware of this … personal, moral damage carried out by men of the church, and we will not take one step backward with regards to how we will deal with this problem, and to the sanctions that must be imposed.feedback

Jan 06 2014

What can the nuns be doing that stops them answering the phone?feedback

Jan 06 2014

I wanted to give you New Year's greetings. I'll see if I can reach you later. God bless you.feedback

Dec 25 2013

If our heart is closed, if we are dominated by pride, deceit, and the constant pursuit of self interest, then darkness falls within and around us.feedback

Oct 03 2013

Let's unite our efforts so that tragedies like this are not repeated. Only strong cooperation involving everyone can help prevent them.feedback

Sep 07 2013

At this point I ask myself: Is it possible to change direction? Can we get out of this spiral of sorrow and death? Can we learn once again to walk and live in the ways of peace? Yes we all can.feedback

Jul 28 2013 - World Happiness report

The Church needs you. Your enthusiasm, your creativity, and the happiness that characterises you. Just three words: go without fear!feedback

Jul 28 2013

He offers us the possibility of a fruitful and happy life with him, a future with eternal life.feedback

Jul 27 2013

Let us look to the pastoral needs of those on the outskirts, to bring the Gospel to those who are farthest way, with those who do not usually go to church. They are the VIP guests. Go to the crossroads, go and find them.feedback

Jul 08 2013

Our society has forgotten what it means to cry with others, to empathise. It's the globalisation of indifference, which has taken away our ability to feel.feedback

May 01 2013 - Bangladesh

I think of how many, and not just young people, are unemployed, often due to a purely economic conception of society that seeks selfish profit outside the parameters of social justice.feedback

Apr 01 2013 - Easter

The Baptism that makes us children of God, and the Eucharist that unites us to Christ, must become life. That is to say: they must be reflected in attitudes, behaviors, actions and choices.feedback

Mar 30 2013 - Lebanon

We saw the beauty and the strength of the Christian communion from Lebanon and and the friendship of so many Muslim brothers: and many others.feedback

Mar 19 2013

And that must be done especially for the poorest, the weakest the least important, those who Matthew lists in the final judgement on love: the hungry, the thirsty, the strange, the naked, the sick, those in prison.feedback

Mar 16 2013

You've worked enough.feedback

Mar 14 2013

I come from the other end of the earth.feedback

Mar 13 2013

Good night and have a good rest.feedback

Mar 13 2013

As you know the duty of the conclave is to give Rome a bishop. It seems that my brother cardinals went almost to the end of the world!feedback

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