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.
How important grandparents are for family life, for passing on the human and religious heritage so essential for each and every society!
by @Pontifex - yesterday
When we need help, let us turn to the Father who always looks on us with love and never abandons us.
by @Pontifex - 4 days ago
We must overcome all forms of racism, of intolerance and of the instrumentalization of the human person.
by @Pontifex - 9 days ago
Let us be led by the Virgin Mary on the path that leads to the holy mountain that is Christ, where God and man meet.
by @Pontifex - 11 days ago
Europe has a unique patrimony of ideals and spiritual values, one that deserves to be proposed again with passion and renewed vigour.
by @Pontifex - 16 days ago
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