43 Pope Francis Quotes That Will Inspire Your Life

Born as Orge Mario Bergoglio, in Argentina, S.A., Pope Francis, the famous Bishop of Rome today, first began a Catholic priest in 1969. He is the first Jesuit pope from the Americas, as well as outside Europe since the Syrian Gregory III, who reigned in the 8th century. He is also the ninth-oldest pope at the election (elected at age 76 years, 86 days).

After Pope John Paul II died on 2 April 2005, Bergoglio was considered for succession to the papacy. Talking about his papal documents, in 2013, he published his first encyclical, titled Lumen Fidei in collaboration with Benedict XVI. In 2016, his apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia, remarking on love within the family, which arose controversy at the end of 2016 and Pope Francis was asked for clarifications. In 2017, Pope Francis signed a new apostolic constitution on ecclesiastical universities and faculties Veritatis Gaudium, which was published the last year 2018. Here are the best Pope Francis quotes to inspire your life.

1. Whenever we encounter another person in love, we learn something new about God. –Pope Francis

2. Idolatry, then, is always polytheism, an aimless passing from one lord to another. Idolatry does not offer a journey but rather a plethora of paths leading nowhere and forming a vast labyrinth. –Pope Francis

3. Find new ways to spread the word of God to every corner of the world. –Pope Francis

4. This is the struggle of every person: be free or be a slave. –Pope Francis

5. Life is a journey. When we stop, things don’t go right. –Pope Francis

6. Abortion isn’t a lesser evil, it’s a crime. Taking one life to save another, that’s what the Mafia does. It’s a crime. It’s an absolute evil. –Pope Francis

7. God always has patience. –Pope Francis

8. Worshipping is stripping ourselves of our idols, even the most hidden ones, and choosing the Lord as the center, as the highway of our lives. –Pope Francis

9. I prefer a church which is bruised, hurting and dirty because it has been out on the streets, rather than a church which is unhealthy from being confined and from clinging to its own security. –Pope Francis

10. God never gives someone a gift they are not capable of receiving. If he gives us the gift of Christmas, it is because we all have the ability to understand and receive it. –Pope Francis

11. It is not ‘progressive’ to try to resolve problems by eliminating a human life. –Pope Francis quotes

12. Before all else, the Gospel invites us to respond to the God of love who saves us, to see God in others and to go forth from ourselves to seek the good of others. –Pope Francis

13. We are impatient, anxious to see the whole picture, but God lets us see things slowly, quietly. –Pope Francis

14. If our hearts are closed, if our hearts are made of stone, the stones find their way into our hands and we are ready to throw them. –Pope Francis

15. We don’t have to expect everything from those who govern us; that would be juvenile. –Pope Francis

16. Among us, who is above must be in service of the others. This doesn’t mean we have to wash each other’s feet every day, but we must help one another. –Pope Francis

17. Not to share one’s wealth with the poor is to steal from them and to take away their livelihood. It is not our own goods which we hold, but theirs.–Pope Francis

18. I see clearly that the thing the church needs most today is the ability to heal wounds and to warm the hearts of the faithful; it needs nearness, proximity. –Pope Francis

19. The Lord never tires of forgiving. It is we who tire of asking for forgiveness. –Pope Francis

20. Some people want to know why I wished to be called Francis. For me, Francis of Assisi is the man of poverty, the man of peace, the man who loves and protects creation. –Pope Francis

21. The Church must be a place of mercy freely given, where everyone can feel welcomed, loved, forgiven, and encouraged to live the good life of the Gospel. –Pope Francis

22. Since God created the world, He also created reality. –Pope Francis

23. I am a sinner. This is the most accurate definition. It is not a figure of speech, a literary genre. I am a sinner. –Pope Francis

24. We must restore hope to young people, help the old, be open to the future, spread love. Be poor among the poor. We need to include the excluded and preach peace. –Pope Francis

25. Living together is an art. It’s a patient art, it’s a beautiful art, it’s fascinating. –Pope Francis

26. The media only writes about the sinners and the scandals, he said, but that’s normal because ‘a tree that falls makes more noise than a forest that grows. –Pope Francis

27. God’s image is the married couple, a man and woman, together. Not just the man. Not just the woman. No, both of them. That’s God’s image. –Pope Francis

28. If one has the answers to all the questions – that is the proof that God is not with him. It means that he is a false prophet using religion for himself. The great leaders of the people of God, like Moses, have always left room for doubt. You must leave room for the Lord, not for our certainties; we must be humble. –Pope Francis

29…I think that we succumb to attitudes that do not permit us to dialogue: domination, not knowing how to listen, annoyance in our speech, preconceived judgments and so many others. –Pope Francis

30. We all have the duty to do good. –Pope Francis

31. Where there is truth, there is also light, but don’t confuse light with the flash. –Pope Francis

32. From my point of view, God is the light that illuminates the darkness, even if it does not dissolve it, and a spark of divine light is within each of us. –Pope Francis

33. God makes Himself felt in the heart of each person. He also respects the culture of all people…God is open to all people. He calls everyone. He moves everyone to seek Him and to discover Him through creation. –Pope Francis

34. The root of this possibility of doing good – that we all have – is in creation. –Pope Francis quotes

35. God never tires of forgiving us; we are the ones who tire of seeking his mercy. –Pope Francis

36. A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges is not Christian. This is not in the Gospel. –Pope Francis

37. Our faith in Christ, who became poor, and was always close to the poor and the outcast, is the basis of our concern for the integral development of society’s most neglected members. –Pope Francis

38. A little bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just. –Pope Francis

39. If we start without confidence, we have already lost half the battle and we bury our talents. –Pope Francis

40. Christmas is joy, religious joy, an inner joy of light and peace. –Pope Francis

41. If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge? We shouldn’t marginalise people for this. They must be integrated into society. –Pope Francis

42. Truth, according to the Christian faith, is God’s love for us in Jesus Christ. Therefore, truth is a relationship–Pope Francis

43. Indifference is dangerous, whether innocent or not. –Pope Francis

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