These Pope Francis quotes help provide an understanding of the leader of the Catholic Church’s positions on the poor, the church, service, mercy, forgiveness, humility, faith and love. You can learn more about the church by reading these Pope Francis quotes.
Sayings of Pope Francis
Mary teaches us to place our hope in God even when all seems without meaning, even when He seems hidden.
Inconsistency on the part of pastors and the faithful between what they say and what they do, between word and manner of life, is undermining the Church’s credibility.
I believe in God, not in a Catholic God, there is no Catholic God, there is God and I believe in Jesus Christ, his incarnation.
From the Pontiff
The Saints are not supermen, nor were they born perfect. When they recognized God’s love, they followed it and served others.
The home is the place where we learn to appreciate the beauty of the faith, to pray and serve our neighbor.
If I can help at least one person to have a better life, that already justifies the offering of my life.
I never make a judgment of a person without listening to them. I believe that I should not do this. 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.
When disciples of Christ are transparent in heart and sensitive in life, they bring the Lord’s light to the places where they live and work.
The true disciple of the Lord commits himself personally to a charitable ministry whose scope is man’s multiform and endless poverty.
The future of society requires the fruitful encounter between young and old.
Jesus loved us. Jesus loves us. Without limit, always, to the end.
A true missionary who never ceases to be a disciple, knows Jesus walks with him speaks to him, breathes with him, works with him.
With the Ascension of Jesus, we participate in the fullness of life with God. Let us carry this in our hearts in our daily lives.
What kind of love would not feel the need to speak of the beloved, to point him out, to make him known?
We cannot keep ourselves shut up in parishes, in our communities, when so many people are waiting for the Gospel!”
Dear young people, do not be afraid of making decisive choices in life. Have faith; the Lord will not abandon you!
The Church must pattern her behavior after the Son of God who went out to everyone without exception.
Pope Francis Quotes
Always there are doors that are not closed. Look for the doors that are at least a little bit open, enter and talk about common things and go on. Step by step. Peace is handcrafted. It is made every day.
Only the person who feels happiness in seeking the good of others, in desiring their happiness, can be a missionary.
The perfect family doesn’t exist, nor is there a perfect husband or a perfect wife, and let’s not talk about the perfect mother-in-law! It’s just us sinners A healthy family life requires frequent use of three phrases: “May I? Thank you, and I’m sorry” and “never, never, never end the day without making peace.”
True joy which is experienced in the family is not something random and fortuitous, but normal and ongoing.
God’s love is unbounded: it has no limits!
If one has the answers to all the questions — that is the proof that God is not with him. It means that he is a false prophet using religion for himself. The great leaders of the people of God, like Moses, have always left room for doubt. You must leave room for the Lord, not for our certainties; we must be humble.
If we wish to follow Christ closely, we cannot choose an easy, quiet life. It will be a demanding life, but full of joy.
If we think that things are not going to change, we need to recall that Jesus Christ has triumphed over sin and death and is now almighty.
The world tells us to seek success, power and money; God tells us to seek humility, service and love.
To form a family is to be a part of God’s dream, to join him in building a world where no one will feel alone.
God is in everyone’s life. Even if the life of a person has been a disaster, even if it is destroyed by vices, drugs or anything else — God is in this person’s life. You can, you must try to seek God in every human life. Although the life of a person is a land full of thorns and weeds, there is always a space in which the good seed can grow. You have to trust God.
Dear young people, do not bury your talents, the gifts that God has given you! Do not be afraid to dream of great things!
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Christ is our greatest joy; he is always at our side and will never let us down.
Let us take our Christian calling seriously and commit to live as believers.
Do not tire of asking in prayer for the Lord’s help especially in difficulty.
There is so much noise in the world! May we learn to be silent in our hearts and before God.
We must restore hope to young people, help the old, be open to the future, spread love. Be poor among the poor. We need to include the excluded and preach peace.
Children have the right to grow up in a family with a father and mother capable of creating a suitable environment for the child’s development and emotional maturity. Today marriage and the family are in crisis.
The family is where we are formed as people. Every family is a brick in the building of society.
Being a believer means learning how to see with eyes of faith.
The royal road to peace is to see others not as enemies to be opposed but as brothers and sisters to be embraced.
Loving and forgiving are tangible and visible signs that faith has transformed our hearts.
The Gospel responds to our deepest needs, since we were created for what the Gospel offers us: friendship with Jesus.
More than a scientific question, the universe is a joyful mystery that speaks of God’s boundless love for us.
Love is the only light which can constantly illuminate a world grown dim.
The love of God is not generic. God looks with love upon every man and woman, calling them by name.
The secret of Christian living is love. Only love fills the empty spaces caused by evil.
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The way of the Church is not to condemn anyone for ever, it is to pour out the balm of God’s mercy.
Let the Church always be a place of mercy and hope, where everyone is welcomed, loved and forgiven.
If our hearts and actions are inspired by charity, by divine love, then our communication will be touched by God’s own power.
In prayer let us experience the compassion of God, full of merciful love.
Jesus is more than a friend. He is a teacher of truth and life who shows us the way that leads to happiness.
Children are a wonderful gift from God and a joy for parents.
In the world of work today it is essential to educate and follow the luminous and demanding path of honesty.
Open and caring families find a place for the poor.
How marvelous it would be if, at the end of the day, each of us could say: today I have performed an act of charity towards others!”
If God is present in our life, the joy of bringing the Gospel will be our strength and our happiness.
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