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.
I encourage everyone to engage in constructive forms of communication that reject prejudice towards others and foster hope and trust today.
by @Pontifex - 16 hours ago
Let us pray for our Coptic brethren in Egypt who were killed because they did not want to renounce the faith.
by @Pontifex - yesterday
The future of our societies requires concrete action in favor of life on the part of everyone and especially institutions.
by @Pontifex - 2 days ago
With the Ascension of Jesus, we participate in the fullness of life with God. Let us carry this in our hearts in our daily lives.
by @Pontifex - 3 days ago
Let us pray with Catholics in China, entrusting ourselves to Mary, for the grace to endure patiently and overcome challenges with love.
by @Pontifex - 4 days ago
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