Pope Francis Quotes

franciscus_in_2015QUOTES FROM POPE FRANCIS
Each of us has a vision of good and of evil. We have to encourage people to move towards what they
think is good… Everyone has his own idea of good and evil and must choose to follow the good and fight
evil as he conceives them. That would be enough to make the world a better place. -Pope Francis

Human rights are not only violated by terrorism, repression or assassination, but also by unfair economic
structures that creates huge inequalities. -Pope Francis

Where there is no work, there is no dignity. -Pope Francis

Tell me: when God looks at a gay person, does he endorse the existence of this person with love, or reject and condemn this person?… It is necessary to accompany them with mercy. -Pope Francis

An example I often use to illustrate the reality of vanity, is this: look at the peacock; it’s beautiful if you look at it from the front. But if you look at it from behind, you discover the truth… Whoever gives in to such self-absorbed vanity has huge misery hiding inside them. -Pope Francis

I like it when someone tells me ‘I don’t agree.’ This is a true collaborator. When they say ‘Oh, how great, how great, how great,’ that’s not useful. -Pope Francis

Together with a culture of work, there must be a culture of leisure as gratification. To put it another way: people who work must take the time to relax, to be with their families, to enjoy themselves, read, listen to music, play a sport. -Pope Francis

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

I believe in God -not in a Catholic God; there is no Catholic God. There is God, and I believe in Jesus Christ, his incarnation. Jesus is my teacher and my pastor, but God, the Father, Abba, is the light and the Creator. This is my Being. -Pope Francis

Young people are just as attracted to the truth as they are convenience and expediency. -Pope Francis

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

If, hypothetically, Western Catholicism were to review the issue of celibacy, I think it would do so for cultural reasons, not so much as a universal option. -Pope Francis

In the Church, and in the journey of faith, women have had and still have a special role in opening doors to the Lord. -Pope Francis

Anyone who wants to be pope doesn’t care much for themselves, God doesn’t bless them. I didn’t want to be pope. -Pope Francis

Even today we raise our hand against our brother… We have perfected our weapons, our conscience has fallen asleep, and we have sharpened our ideas to justify ourselves as if it were normal we continue to sow destruction, pain, death. Violence and war lead only to death. -Pope Francis

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