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Top 100 Pope Francis Quotes On Faith, Love, And Hope

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Pope Francis is the supreme Christian leader of the Catholic Church.

Born as Jorge Mario Bergoglio in Argentina, Pope Francis become head of the Catholic Church and Vatican City in 2013 after Pope Benedict XVI had resigned. In this process, Pope Francis became the first Pope to be elected from outside of Europe since the papacy of Syrian Pope Gregory III in the eighth century AD.

Known throughout the Church as the 'Pope of Change', the Holy Father has taken a revolutionary stance on many things that have been issues within the Church. So, it comes as no surprise that Pope Francis quotes include Pope Francis quotations on immigration, Pope Francis hope and faith quotations and 'trust in God' quotes, Pope Francis Advent quotes, and many more. So, let us go through them without any further delay.

For more quotes like Pope Francis quotes, take a look at John Paul II quotes and trust god quotes.

Pope Francis Famous Quotes

Pope Francis quotes have the power to change you.

These are some famous quotes by Pope Francis. These include some Pope Francis controversial quotes and Pope Francis gay quotes.

1. "In the trials of life, you reveal your own heart: how solid it is, how merciful, how big or small."

- Pope Francis.

2. "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."

- Pope Francis.

3. "I find it helps to focus on concrete situations: you see faces looking for life and love in the reality of each person, of each people."

- Pope Francis.

4. "Science has its autonomy that must be respected and encouraged."

- Pope Francis.

5. "I am a sinner. This is the most accurate definition. It is not a figure of speech, a literary genre. I am a sinner."

- Pope Francis.

6. "Tell me: when God looks at a gay person, does he endorse the existence of this person with love, or reject and condemn this person?"

- Pope Francis.

7. "Change is something desirable, yet it becomes a source of anxiety when it causes harm to the world and to the quality of life of much of humanity."

- Pope Francis.

8. "I cannot imagine a Christian who does not know how to smile. May we joyfully witness to our faith."

- Pope Francis.

9. "The Lord does not call us to be soloists, but to be part of a choir that can sometimes miss a note or two, but must always try to sing in unison."

- Pope Francis.

10. "God has placed an irrepressible desire for happiness and fulfillment in the heart of every man and woman."

- Pope Francis.

11. "Dear young people, do not be afraid of making decisive choices in life. Have faith; the Lord will not abandon you!"

- Pope Francis.

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

- Pope Francis.

13. "A society is all the more human to the degree that it cares effectively for its most frail and suffering members, in a spirit of fraternal love."

- Pope Francis.

14. "Each of our hearts is attached to a treasure, something that all of us hold close."

- Pope Francis.

15. "It is good for humanity and the world at large when we believers better recognize the ecological commitments which stem from our convictions."

- Pope Francis.

16. "May the hearts of those who have enough be open to filling the empty hands of those who do not have the bare necessities."

- Pope Francis.

17. "It is amazing to see the denunciations for lack of orthodoxy that come to Rome."

- Pope Francis.

18. "It is up to us, today’s humanity, especially believers, to turn instruments of hatred into instruments of peace..."

- Pope Francis.

19. "The Catholic Church is the entire People of God, including priests."

- Pope Francis.

20. "If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?"

- Pope Francis.

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21. "Kindness is firm and persevering intention to always will the good of others, even the unfriendly."

- Pope Francis.

22. "To erode the family is to fatally weaken the bonds of belonging on which we all depend."

- Pope Francis.

23. "Today the Christian conscience benefits from a deeper understanding of the sanctity of life that has grown over time."

- Pope Francis.

24. "This haste, this everything right now, does not come from God. If we get worked up about the right now, we forget what remains forever: we follow the passing clouds and lose sight of the sky."

- Pope Francis.

25. "Freedom means always choosing the good, because this type of behavior leads to growth."

- Pope Francis.

26. "Dreaming is very important. Especially dreaming in families. Don’t lose your ability to dream!"

- Pope Francis.

27. "Violence is always self-destructive. I urge everyone to promote a culture of encounter and of care to construct the common good."

- Pope Francis.

28. "The first step towards an attitude of worship is to 'lift up our eyes'."

- Pope Francis.

29. "In the face of unjust and painful situations, faith brings us the light which scatters the darkness."

- Pope Francis.

30.  "Sport is wonderful, sports 'brings out' all the best that we have inside. It brings you great nobility."

- Pope Francis.

31. "The poor are not just people we give to: They have much to offer and teach us."

- Pope Francis.

32. "May Christmas be an opportunity for all of us to rediscover the family as a cradle of life and faith, a place of acceptance and love, dialogue, forgiveness, fraternal solidarity, and shared joy, a source of peace for all humanity."

- Pope Francis.

33. "God came into the world as a child to make us children of God. What a magnificent gift!"

- Pope Francis on Christmas.

34. "The world needs hope. And with gratitude, with this habit of saying thank you, we transmit a bit of hope."

- Pope Francis.

35. "This is the great meaning of Christmas: God becomes man so that we can become children of God."

- Pope Francis.

36. "Youth is a time of life when your desire for love—one that is genuine, beautiful, and expansive—begins to blossom."

- Pope Francis.

37.  "Tonight we acquire a fundamental right that can never be taken away from us: the right to hope."

- Pope Francis during Easter/Lent 2020.

38. "All it takes is one good person to restore hope."

- Pope Francis.

39. "Social love is expressed in political activity for the common good."

- Pope Francis.

40. "I think that when we encounter a gay person, we must make the distinction between the fact of a person being gay and the fact of a lobby, because lobbies are not good."

- Pope Francis.

Pope Francis Quotes On Loving And Mercy

These quotes contain Pope Francis quotes on love and Pope Francis mercy quotes.

41. "The most important thing is the first proclamation: Jesus Christ has saved you. And the ministers of the church must be ministers of mercy above all."

- Pope Francis.

42. "Let us keep a place for Christ in our lives, let us care for one another, and let us be loving custodians of creation."

- Pope Francis.

43. "God's image is the married couple, a man and woman, together. Not just the man. Not just the woman. No, both of them. That's God's image."

- Pope Francis.

44. "Yes, I believe that this is a time for mercy. The Church is showing her maternal side, her motherly face, to a humanity that is wounded."

- Pope Francis.

45. "We are created to love and through the conjugal union of a man and a woman, this vocation is lived reciprocally and in complete and definitive communion of life."

- Pope Francis.

46. "...when you put people’s dignity at the center, you create a new logic of mercy and of care. Then what is truly of value is restored to its rightful place."

- Pope Francis.

47. "Christian charity is the love of God and neighbor."

- Pope Francis.

48. "Holiness doesn't mean doing extraordinary things, but doing ordinary things with love and faith."

- Pope Francis.

49. "Mary is the masterpiece that the Lord seeks to realize and is realizing with his infinite patience in the Church, in every one of us and in the holy people of God in its entirety."

- Pope Francis.

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

- Pope Francis.

Pope Francis Quotes On God And Christianity

Here are some Pope Francis God's love quotes and Pope Francis quotes on service.

51. "The church's pastoral ministry cannot be obsessed with the transmission of a disjointed multitude of doctrines to be imposed insistently!"

- Pope Francis.

52. "Essentially, everything becomes a part of this dialogue with God. Every joy becomes a reason for praise, every trial is an opportunity to ask for help!"

- Pope Francis.

53. "Do I pray that the Lord gives me the desire to do his will, or do I look for compromises because I'm afraid of God's will?"

- Pope Francis.

54. "Truth, according to the Christian faith, is God's love for us in Jesus Christ. Therefore, truth is a relationship."

- Pope Francis.

55. "In the mission of evangelization, you move because the Holy Spirit pushes you, and carries you."

- Pope Francis.

56. "The word religion precisely means to come to assume a bond with the Lord by means of searching."

- Pope Francis.

57. "Religion has a right to give an opinion as long as it is in service to the people."

- Pope Francis.

58. "Lent is a journey that involves our whole life, our entire being."

- Pope Francis.

59. "Let us not ignore God’s word! It is a love letter, written to us by the One who knows us best."

- Pope Francis.

60. "A Christian’s obligation is to integrate the most deprived into his community in whatever way possible, but definitely to integrate them."

- Pope Francis.

61. "The person who prays is like someone in love with the beloved in his or her heart wherever they go."

- Pope Francis.

62. "...the Lord and his people dialogue in a thousand different ways."

- Pope Francis.

63. "Openness to God makes us open towards the marginalized of this world, and gives us the courage to leave the confines of our own security..."

- Pope Francis.

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

- Pope Francis.

65. "Prayer is always alive in life, like embers of fire... Even when the mouth does not speak, the heart talks."

- Pope Francis.

Pope Francis Inspirational Quotes

These are some words of wisdom by the Holy Father that inlcude one or two Pope Francis environment quotes. You might find your favorite Pope Francis quote here.

66. "As stewards of God's creation, we are called to make the earth a beautiful garden for the human family. When we destroy our forests, ravage our soil and pollute our seas, we betray that noble calling."

- Pope Francis.

67. "Although the life of a person is in a land full of thorns and weeds, there is always a space in which the good seed can grow. You have to trust God."

- Pope Francis.

68. "When you lose the capacity to dream, you lose the capacity to love, and the energy to love is lost."

- Pope Francis.

69. "Migrants and refugees are not pawns on the chessboard of humanity."

- Pope Francis.

70. "Find new ways to spread the word of God to every corner of the world."

- Pope Francis.

71. "If we don't take care of the environment, there's no way of getting around it."

- Pope Francis.

72. "Holiness means giving ourselves in sacrifice every day."

- Pope Francis.

73. "Miracles happen. But prayer is needed!"

- Pope Francis.

74."For meekness is the attitude of those who have nothing to lose—their only wealth is God."

- Pope Francis.

75. "Too often we participate in the globalization of indifference. May we strive instead to live global solidarity."

- Pope Francis.

76. "Living together is an art. It's a patient art, it's a beautiful art, it's fascinating."

- Pope Francis.

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

- Pope Francis.

78. "Do not be afraid to dream great things!"

- Pope Francis.

79. "First of all, try to be free with regard to material things."

- Pope Francis.

80. "The word of God is the antidote to our fear of having to face life."

- Pope Francis.

Pope Francis Recent Quotes

Many consider Pope Francis a pope full of mercy and love.

Here are some recent quotes made by the Holy Father. These quotes include Pope Francis refugees quotes and many more.

81. "Now, faced as we are with global environmental deterioration, I wish to address every person living on this planet."

- Pope Francis.

82. "May women be respected and protected! May they be shown respect and provided with opportunities!"

- Pope Francis.

83. "We cannot return to the false securities of the political and economic systems we had before the crisis."

- Pope Francis.

84. "The dignity of our peoples demands safe corridors for migrants and refugees so they can move without fear from deadly areas to safer ones."

- Pope Francis.

85. "Those who put arms into the hands of children instead of food, books and toys commit a crime not only against the little ones, but against all of humanity."

- Pope Francis.

86. "There is no time today for indifference. Either we are brothers and sisters, or everything will fall apart."

- Pope Francis.

87. "All of us are responsible for the communications we make, for the information we share, for the control that we can exert over fake news by exposing it."

- Pope Francis.

88. "This is an Easter of solitude lived amid the sorrow and hardship the pandemic is causing..."

- Pope Francis during Easter 2020.

89. "The response to war is not another war. The response to weapons is not other weapons. The response is fraternity."

- Pope Francis.

90. "Think of what we’ve seen during this Covid-19 crisis. All those martyrs: men and women who have laid down their lives in service to those most in need."

- Pope Francis.

Pope Francis Quotes From 'The Two Popes'

'The Two Popes' is a movie released in 2019 that follows Pope Francis, then Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, and Pope Benedict XVI as they talk with one another inside the Vatican walls. Pope Francis was played by Jonathan Pryce to perfection and the movie brought good reviews and was a joy to watch.

91. "Did Jesus build walls? His face is a face of mercy. The bigger the sinner, the warmer the welcome."

- Cardinal  Jorge Bergoglio.

92. "Who is responsible for the blood of our brothers and sisters?"

- Cardinal  Jorge Bergoglio.

93. "Confession cleans the sinner's soul, it doesn't help the victim."

- Cardinal  Jorge Bergoglio.

94. "It's not easy to entrust oneself to God's mercy."

- Cardinal  Jorge Bergoglio.

95. "We built walls around us, and all the time, all the time, the real danger was inside. Inside with us."

- Cardinal  Jorge Bergoglio.

96. "I know He has a very special capacity for forgetting our mistakes. God forgets, but I don't."

- Cardinal  Jorge Bergoglio.

97. "Our whole church is in need of forgiveness. Where is our humility? Sin is a wound, not a stain. It needs to be treated, healed. Forgiveness is not enough."

- Cardinal  Jorge Bergoglio.

98. "How does an Argentinian kill himself? He climbs to the top of his ego, and jumps off."

- Cardinal  Jorge Bergoglio.

99. "Mercy is the dynamite that blows down walls."

- Cardinal  Jorge Bergoglio.

100. "When no one is to blame, everyone is to blame."

- Cardinal  Jorge Bergoglio.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Pope Francis quotes then why not take a look at god is good quotes, or thank you god quotes.

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