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 work together to find concrete solutions to help the poor, refugees, victims of modern forms of slavery, in order to promote peace.
by @Pontifex - 12 hours ago
Let us find the courage to purify our hearts by removing the rocks and thorns which choke the Word of God.
by @Pontifex - yesterday
The more Jesus occupies the centre of our lives, the more He allows us to come out of ourselves and brings us closer to others.
by @Pontifex - 2 days ago
Global action is needed in order to reduce pollution and at the same time promote development in poorer countries.
by @Pontifex - 3 days ago
The Lord does not leave us orphans: we have a Mother, the same one as Jesus. Mary takes care of us and always defends us.
by @Pontifex - 4 days ago
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