-December 25, 2013
"God is peace: let us ask him to help us to be peacemakers each day, in our life, in our families, in our cities and nations, in the whole world. Let us allow ourselves to be moved by God’s goodness. "
-December 25, 2013
"I want to reaffirm once again the trust which Jesus drives us: a mercy that embraces us all and in all corners of the earth. There is no room where his mercy can't reach, no space or person he can't touch."
-Conclusion of Visit to Mexico, February 17, 2016
"I continue to say that today the revolution [needed] is that of tenderness, because justice and all the rest come from it. We have to cultivate the revolution of tenderness today as a fruit of this Year of Mercy, the tenderness of God toward each one of us."
-Interview with Credere, December 2, 2015
"Let us not be afraid: Let us allow ourselves to be embraced by the mercy of God who awaits us and forgives all. Nothing is sweeter than His mercy. Let us allow ourselves to be caressed by God: the Lord is so good, and He forgives all."
-Angelus, December 8, 2015
"The Lord's presence dwells in families, with all their daily troubles and struggles, joys and hopes."
-Via Twitter, April 13, 2016
"To understand, forgive, accompany, and integrate. That is the mindset which should prevail in the Church."
-Via Twitter, April 12, 2016
"Dear Brothers and Sisters, Happy Easter! Jesus Christ, the incarnation of God’s mercy, out of love for us, died on the cross, and out of love he rose again from the dead. That is why we proclaim today: Jesus is Lord! His resurrection fulfils the prophecy of the Psalm: God’s mercy endures for ever; it never dies."
-Urbi et Orbi, Easter Sunday, 27 March 2016
"Jesus Christ is risen! Love has triumphed over hatred, life has conquered death, light has dispelled the darkness!"
-Via Twitter, March 26, 2016
“Jesus Christ is risen! Love has triumphed over hatred, life has conquered death, light has dispelled the darkness! Out of love for us, Jesus Christ stripped himself of his divine glory, emptied himself, took on the form of a slave and humbled himself even to death, death on a cross. For this reason God exalted him and made him Lord of the universe. Jesus is Lord!”
-Urbi et Orbi Message, Easter 2015
““Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors”. Pope Francis explained that this is “an equation”. In other words, “if you are not capable of forgiveness, how can God forgive you?”. The Lord “wants to forgive you”, the Pope added, “but he cannot if you keep your heart closed and mercy cannot enter”. One might object: “Father, I forgive, but I cannot forget that awful thing that he did to me...”. The answer is to “ask the Lord to help you forget”. In any case, the Pontiff added, it may be true that “one can forgive, but one does not always manage to forget”, but an attitude of you’re “forgiven” but “you’ll pay for this” is surely unacceptable. Instead, one must “forgive as God forgives”, and God “forgives the maximum”.”
-Morning Meditation, March 1, 2016
Words of Wisdom from Pope Francis. Quotes come from homilies, statements, papal statements, Twitter and more!