Pope Francis Sayings and Phrases

These Pope Francis sayings provide guidance to Catholics as the Pontiff shares his thoughts on a variety of topics including God, love, faith, hope, religion, mercy, and the Church. Probably his greatest role is serving as the leader of the Catholic Church.

Quotes and Sayings by Pope Francis

How can it be that it is not a news item when an elderly homeless person dies of exposure but it is news when the stock market loses two points?

With the weapons of love, God has defeated selfishness and death. His son Jesus is the door of mercy wide open to all.

To be merciful means to grow in a love that is courageous, generous, and real.

We cannot sleep peacefully while babies are dying of hunger and the elderly are without medical assistance.

Being a Christian is not just about following commandments: it is about letting Christ take possession of our lives and transform them.

Instead of being just a church that welcomes and receives by keeping the doors open, let us try also to be a church that finds new roads, that is able to step outside itself and go to those who do not attend Mass, to those who have quit or are indifferent.

The world needs the courage, hope, faith, and perseverance of Christ’s followers.

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The principal mission of the Church is evangelization, bringing the Good News to everyone.

The gift of the Holy Spirit has been bestowed in abundance so that we may live lives of genuine faith and active charity.

A Christian is never bored or sad. Rather, the one who loves Christ is full of joy and radiates joy.

From my point of view, God is the light that illuminates the darkness, even if it does not dissolve it, and a spark of divine light is within each of us.

When evangelizers rise from prayer, their hearts are more open.

We learn how to pray, just as we do to walk, speak and listen. If you tell me how you pray, I can tell you how you live.

In Jesus, I have met the one who is able to bring out the best in me.

The future of our societies requires concrete action in favor of life on the part of everyone and especially institutions.

Small gestures of love, of tenderness, of care, make people feel that the Lord is with us. This is how the door of mercy opens.

God has caressed us with His mercy. Let us bring God’s tender caress to others, to those who are in need.

A little bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just.

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In a broken world, to communicate with mercy means to help create closeness between the children of God.

We are called to walk together, in the conviction that the future also depends on the encounter of religions and cultures.

Since Christ is resurrected, we can look with new eyes and a new heart at every event of our lives, even the most negative ones.

In the Church and in the journey of faith, women have had and still have a special role in opening doors to the Lord.

We now live in a culture of the temporary, in which more and more people are simply giving up on marriage as a public commitment.

Christianity spreads through the joy of disciples who know that they are loved and saved.

Climate change represents one of the principal challenges facing humanity today, and the response requires the solidarity of all.

Dialogue allows us to plan for a future in common. Through dialogue, we build peace, taking care of everyone.

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We are called to live not as one without others, above or against others, but with and for others.

Let us pray for the grace to never grow tired of drawing from the well of the Father’s mercy and bringing it to the world.

God’s mercy is forever; it never ends, it never runs out, it never gives up when faced with closed doors, and it never tires.

Jesus asks to be looked in the eye, to be acknowledged, to be loved.

Yes, we are sure of it: Christ indeed from death is risen!

Our hope is the Lord Jesus, whom we recognize as living and present in us and in our brothers and sisters.

Let us meditate with wonder and gratitude on the great mystery of the Lord’s Resurrection.

Let us seek to always hold high the “tone” of our life, remembering the goal and glory for which we exist, work, struggle and suffer.

We are called to live not as one without others, above or against others, but with and for others.

We are all sinners. But may the Lord not let us be hypocrites. Hypocrites don’t know the meaning of forgiveness, joy, and the love of God.

If we want to advance in the spiritual life, then we must constantly be missionaries.

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On Religion

May no one use religion as a pretext for actions against human dignity and against the fundamental rights of every man and woman.

It is not enough to say we are Christians. We must live the faith, not only with our words, but with our actions.

Christian hope is a gift that God gives us if we come out of ourselves and open our hearts to him.

In every age, the Risen Christ tirelessly seeks us, his brothers and sisters, wandering in the deserts of this world.

Ask yourselves this question: How often is Jesus inside and knocking at the door to be let out, to come out? And we do not let him out because of our own need for security, because so often we are locked into ephemeral structures that serve solely to make us slaves and not free children of God.

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Dear young people, Christ asks you to be wide awake and alert, to see the things in life that really matter.

The Lord never tires of forgiving. It is we who tire of asking for forgiveness.

Before all else, the Gospel invites us to respond to the God of love who saves us, to see God in others, and to go forth from ourselves to seek the good of others.

Living together is an art. It’s a patient art, it’s beautiful art, it’s fascinating.

I prefer a church which is bruised, hurting and dirty because it has been out on the streets rather than a church which is unhealthy from being confined and from clinging to its own security.

No one can grow if he does not accept his smallness.

Where there is truth, there is also light, but don’t confuse light with the flash.

And here the first word that I wish to say to you: joy! Do not be men and women of sadness: a Christian can never be sad! Never give way to discouragement! Ours is not a joy born of having many possessions, but of having encountered a Person: Jesus, in our midst.

This is the struggle of every person: be free or be a slave.


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