Pope Francis, born Jorge Mario Bergoglio in Buenos Aires on December 1936, has been the Bishop of Rome and 266th Pope of the Catholic Church since the 13th of March 2013. On the 13th of March 2015 he decided to give a decisive turn to his papacy by announcing the Holy Year of Mercy that began on December 8th 2015, which is celebrated in his first book as Pope, The Name of God is Mercy, written in conversation with Vatican expert and La Stampa journalist Andrea Tornielli.
The cover of Pope Francis' first book, The Name of God is Mercy, has been revealed.
Let us follow the example of St Francis of Assisi and take care of our common Home.
by @Pontifex - 7 hours ago
God calls each one of us, and each call is a gift that should fill us with joy.
by @Pontifex - 9 hours ago
When we are full of self-importance, we leave no space for God. So let us ask the Lord for a conversion of heart.
by @Pontifex - yesterday
All it takes to encounter God is to acknowledge that we are needy. And the key to that encounter lies in humbling ourselves.
by @Pontifex - 2 days ago
Today we recall the words of Don Tonino Bello: "Works of charity are not enough, unless those works are done with charity".