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.
At the end of time, when the Lord comes to meet us, our joy will be immense. We live in anticipation of this encounter!
by @Pontifex - 13 hours ago
When we encounter others, do we bring them the warmth of charity or do we stay closed up and warm only ourselves before our fireplace?
by @Pontifex - yesterday
May Mary's pure and simple smile be a source of joy for each one of us as we face life’s difficulties.
by @Pontifex - 2 days ago
Let us work together to ensure that children continue to smile: their faces serene, filled with joy and hope. #WorldChildrensDay
by @Pontifex - 3 days ago
On this day, I invite the entire Church to keep its gaze fixed on those who hold out their hands asking for our solidarity.
by @Pontifex - 4 days ago
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