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.
Lent is a favourable season for deepening our spiritual life through fasting, prayer and almsgiving.
by @Pontifex - 9 hours ago
The word of God is alive and powerful, capable of bringing about the conversion of hearts.
by @Pontifex - yesterday
Let us remember our Christian brothers and sisters who are suffering persecution for their faith. May we be united with them.
by @Pontifex - 2 days ago
Fasting is fruitful when accompanied by concrete expressions of love towards our neigbors, especially those in difficulty.
May the certainty of faith be the engine of our lives.
by @Pontifex - 3 days ago
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