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Pope Francis Quotes

Pope Francis

They cannot receive holy communion and at the same time act with deeds or words against the commandments, particularly when abortion, euthanasia, and other grave crimes against life and family are encouraged. This responsibility weighs particularly over legislators, heads of governments, and health professionals.
Letter to bishops of Argentina regarding pro-abortion politicians, Pope Francis

Resolve not to be overcome by evil, but to combat evil with good, working together to build an ever more just, free and secure society for generations yet to come.
Message to people of Boston following Boston marathon bombing, Pope Francis

Do not lose hope; St. Joseph also experienced moments of difficulty, but he never lost faith and was able to overcome them, in the certainty that God never abandons us.
Pope Francis

Love remains blocked In search of the one lost sheep Let the risen Christ enter your life

All of us together are a family in the Church, who is our Mother.
Pope Francis

Help one another. This is what Jesus teaches us. This is what I do. And I do it with my heart
To young inmates at a penitential institute, Pope Francis

How beautiful it would be if each of you, every evening, could say: Today at school, at home, at work, guided by God, I showed a sign of love towards one of my friends, my parents, an older person! How beautiful!
At Confirmation Mass in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis

Today in the world this slavery is being committed against something beautiful that God has given us – the capacity to create, to work, to have dignity.
Condemning conditions of workers caught up in deadly building collapse in Bangladesh, Pope Francis

Not paying a fair wage, not giving a job because you are only looking at balance sheets, only looking to make a profit, that goes against God.
Expressing shock that some workers caught up in deadly building collapse in Bangladesh had been paid just $50 a month, Pope Francis

Change hatred into love You can't take it with you A little bit of mercy

Let us not give in to pessimism, to that bitterness that the devil offers us every day. Let us not give into pessimism and discouragement.
Pope Francis

Old age is the seat of the wisdom of life. Let’s donate this to the young, like good wine that gets better with the years. Let’s give the young the wisdom of life.
Pope Francis

We should not simply remain in our own secure world, that of the ninety-nine sheep who never strayed from the fold, but we should go out, with Christ, in search of the one lost sheep, however far it may have wandered.
Pope Francis

Let the risen Jesus enter your life, welcome him as a friend, with trust: he is life!
Pope Francis

We ask the risen Jesus, who turns death into life, to change hatred into love, vengeance into forgiveness, war into peace.
Easter Sunday prayer, Pope Francis

We must not be afraid of goodness How I would like a poor church I love tango

If there is no humility, love remains blocked, it cannot go [forward]
Pope Francis

Peace in the whole world, still divided by greed looking for easy gain, wounded by the selfishness which threatens human life and the family, selfishness that continues in human trafficking, the most extensive form of slavery in this 21st century. Peace to the whole world, torn apart by violence linked to drug trafficking and by the iniquitous exploitation of natural resources!
Easter Sunday prayer, Pope Francis

The Catholic Church is aware of the importance of the promotion of friendship and respect between men and women of different religious traditions.
Pope Francis

Journalists sometimes risk becoming ill from coprophilia and thus fomenting coprophagia: which is a sin that taints all men and women, that is, the tendency to focus on the negative rather than the positive aspects.
Pope Francis

You can’t take it with you, my grandmother used to say.
Pope Francis

Human rights and unfair economic structures Loved and protected creation A path of love and fraternity

How many wounds are inflicted upon humanity by evil. Wars, violence, economic conflicts that hit the weakest, greed for money, power, corruption, divisions, crimes against human life and against creation.
Pope Francis

Only those who serve with love are able to protect!
Pope Francis