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.
Only those able to acknowledge their mistakes and ask pardon receive understanding and forgiveness from others.
by @Pontifex - 18 hours ago
The message of Jesus is troubling and disturbs us because it challenges worldly religious power and stirs consciences.
by @Pontifex - yesterday
In our daily lives we experience the tenderness of God who lovingly saves us from our sins, fears and anxieties.
by @Pontifex - 2 days ago
When we confess our sins with humility and sincerity, we receive forgiveness and are reunited with God and our brothers and sisters.
by @Pontifex - 3 days ago
We need the Holy Spirit to transmit the faith. We cannot do it alone.
by @Pontifex - 4 days ago