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100 Best Pope Francis Quotes

100 Best Pope Francis Quotes

Here we have compiled a list of 100 best and famous inspirational quotes by Pope Francis and his sayings about family, God, and the Church.

Pope Francis (original name Jorge Mario Bergoglio), born on December 17, 1936, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, was the bishop of Rome and was the leader of the Roman Catholic Church.

Francis has a new way of living as a pope. He is not afraid to raise his voice and call out other Catholics for being hypocrites when they mistreat the poor. It seems like he might be one Catholic who doesn’t have an issue with public opinion; in fact, it’s entirely possible he actually thrives off of people paying attention to what he says!

Pope Francis seems like he might be one Catholic who doesn’t have any issue with public opinion. These all specifications add him to unique and prominent personalities.

He has made some surprising statements since taking office. Francis’s papacy is making headlines for several reasons, from the pope himself to important church-related issues like divorce and homosexuality.

So, let’s start exploring these amazing and best 100 quotes by Pope Francis that you’ll enjoy reading.

Pope Francis Inspirational Quotes

  1. “I want to see the Church get closer to the people. I want to get rid of clericalism, the mundane, this closing ourselves off within ourselves, in our parishes, schools, or structures. Because these need to get out!” — Pope Francis
  2. “The world is polarized. The middle class becomes smaller. The polarization makes the difference between rich and the poor big. This is true.” — Pope Francis
  3.  “The true strength of the Christian is the power of truth and love, which leads to the renunciation of all violence. Faith and violence are incompatible.” — Pope Francis
  4. “A way has to be found to enable everyone to benefit from the fruits of the earth, and not simply to close the gap between the affluent and those who must be satisfied with the crumbs falling from the table, but above all to satisfy the demands of justice, fairness and respect for every human being.” — Pope Francis
  5. “I believe in the kindness of others, and that I must love them without fear.” — Pope Francis
  6. “How marvelous it would be if, at the end of the day, each of us could say: today I have performed an act of charity towards others!” — Pope Francis
  7.  “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
  8. “Life is a journey. When we stop, things don’t go right.” — Pope Francis
  9. “Although it is a symbol of life, the female body is unfortunately not rarely attacked and disfigured, even by those who should be its protector and life companion.” — Pope Francis
  10. “If we don’t learn how to cry, we can’t be good Christians. This is a challenge. Don’t be frightened of crying.” — Pope Francis
  11. “The great challenge facing us today is to learn once again how to talk to one another, not simply how to generate and consume information.” — Pope Francis
  12. 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
  13. “The obsession with economic profit and technical efficiency puts the human rhythms of life at risk.” — Pope Francis
  14. “The worship of the golden calf of old has found a new and heartless image in the cult of money and the dictatorship of an economy which is faceless and lacking any truly human goal.” — Pope Francis
  15. “There is no worse material poverty; I am keen to stress than the poverty which prevents people from earning their bread and deprives them of the dignity of work.” — Pope Francis
  16. “The Christian truth is attractive and persuasive because it responds to humanity’s deepest needs.” — Pope Francis
  17. Grace is not part of consciousness; it is the amount of light in our souls, not knowledge nor reason. — Pope Francis
  18. “The tyranny of relativism is the spiritual poverty of our time.” — Pope Francis
  19. “Unrestrained liberalism only makes the strong stronger and the weak weaker and excludes the most excluded.” — Pope Francis
  20. “Obsession with a consumerist lifestyle, above all when few people are capable of maintaining it, can only lead to violence and mutual destruction.” — Pope Francis
  21. “Only those who serve with love are able to protect!” — Pope Francis
  22. “Do not forget, read a passage from the Gospel every day. It is the power that changes us, that transforms us, it changes life, and it changes the heart.” — Pope Francis
  23. “We just cannot worry about ourselves.” — Pope Francis
  24. “A little bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just.” — Pope Francis
  25. “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
  26. “Those called to the service of governance in the church need to have a strong sense of justice so that any form of injustice becomes unacceptable.” — Pope Francis
  27.  “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
  28.  “Work ends up dehumanizing people.” — Pope Francis
  29. “Open your hearts to the Lord. The Lord is waiting for you, and the Church will welcome you if your willingness to serve good is as clear and public as your choice to serve evil was.” — Pope Francis
  30. “I feel so low that instead of picking myself up, I have to cut others down.” — Pope Francis
  31. “Let those desert places in our hearts bloom.” — Pope Francis
  32. “Move forward and let others do the same. Simple. This is a guiding principle everyone should have.” — Pope Francis
  33. “The time has come for the Church to take up the joyful call to mercy once more. It is time to return to the basics and to bear the weaknesses and struggles of our brothers and sisters. Mercy is the force that reawakens us to new life and instills in us the courage to look to the future with hope.” — Pope Francis
  34. “Dear young people, listen within: Christ is knocking at the door of your heart.” — Pope Francis
  35. “A church without women would be like the apostolic college without Mary. The Madonna is more important than the apostles, and the Church herself is feminine, the spouse of Christ and a mother.” — Pope Francis
  36. “Do not be afraid to go and to bring Christ into every area of life, to the fringes of society, even to those who seem farthest away, most indifferent.” — Pope Francis
  37. “We cannot be tepid disciples. The Church needs our courage in order to give witness to truth.” — Pope Francis
  38. “There are no part-time Christians.” — Pope Francis
  39. “We have to work harder to develop a profound theology of women within the Church. The feminine genius is needed wherever we make important decisions.” — Pope Francis
  40. “Dear young people, pray with me for peace in the world.” — Pope Francis
  41. “In a family, it is normal to take charge of those who need help. Do not be afraid of frailty!” — Pope Francis
  42. “We have so much information, but maybe we don’t know what to do with that information. So, we run the risk of becoming museums of young people who have everything but not knowing what to do with it. We don’t need young museums, but we do need holy young people.” — Pope Francis
  43. “The one thing that the Catholic Church desires, and that I seek as Bishop of Rome, “the Church which presides in charity,” is communion with the Orthodox Churches.” — Pope Francis
  44. “Communications requires study, preparation, and a special attention to truth, goodness, and beauty.” — Pope Francis
  45. “Created half to rise, and half to fall; Great lord of all things, yet a prey to all; Sole judge of truth, in endless error, hurled; The glory, jest, and riddle of the world!” — Pope Francis

Pope Francis Quotes About Family

  1.  “The family is where we are formed as people. Every family is a brick in the building of society.” — Pope Francis
  2. “We who are Christians, members of God’s family, are called to go out to the needy and to serve them.” — Pope Francis
  3. “So many of you have lost everything. I don’t know what to say to you. But the Lord does know what to say to you. Some of you have lost part of your families. All I can do is keep silence and walk with you all with my silent heart.” — Pope Francis
  4. “There is an ideological colonization we have to be careful of that tries to destroy the family.” — Pope Francis
  5. “Dear parents, have great patience, and forgive from the depths of your heart.” — Pope Francis
  6. “The alliance of love between a man and a woman, an alliance for life, cannot be improvised, and is not made in a day.” — Pope Francis
  7. “A great challenge: stop ruining the garden which God has entrusted to us so that all may enjoy it.” — Pope Francis

Pope Francis Quotes About God

  1. “God always has patience.” — Pope Francis
  2. “Every Christian is a missionary to the extent that he or she bears witness to God’s love. Be missionaries of God’s tenderness!” — Pope Francis
  3. “The Cross isn’t an ornament, mere symbol. It’s the mystery of God’s love that He died for our sins.” — Pope Francis
  4. “I have neither silver nor gold, but I bring with me the most precious thing given to me: Jesus Christ.” — Pope Francis
  5. “The search for God means having the courage to set out on a risky path, it means following our restless hearts, …” — Pope Francis
  6. “Our mission as Christians is to conform ourselves evermore to Jesus as the model of our lives.” — Pope Francis
  7. “How many kinds of moral and material poverty we face today as a result of denying God and putting so many idols in his place!” — Pope Francis
  8.  “To follow Jesus means putting him first, and stripping ourselves of all the things that oppress our hearts.” — Pope Francis
  9. “Everyone must be a missionary; everyone can hear that call of Jesus and go forth and proclaim the Kingdom!” — Pope Francis
  10.  “We can study the whole history of salvation, we can study the whole of Theology, but without the Spirit, we cannot understand. It is the Spirit that makes us realize the truth or – in the words of Our Lord – it is the Spirit that makes us know the voice of Jesus.” — Pope Francis
  11. “Dear young people, let us not be satisfied with a mediocre life. Be amazed by what is true and beautiful, what is of God!” — Pope Francis
  12. “Indifference towards those in need is not acceptable for a Christian.” — Pope Francis
  13. “The presence of the devil is on the first page of the Bible, and the Bible ends as well with the presence of the devil, with the victory of God over the devil.” — Pope Francis
  14. “Creation is not a property, which we can rule over at will; or, even less, is the property of only a few: Creation is a gift, it is a wonderful gift that God has given us, so that we care for it and we use it for the benefit of all, always with great respect and gratitude.” — Pope Francis
  15. “To love God and neighbor is not something abstract, but profoundly concrete: it means seeing in every person and face of the Lord to be served, to serve him concretely. And you are, dear brothers and sisters, in the face of Jesus.” — Pope Francis
  16. “Only trust in God can transform doubts into certainty, evil into good, night into radiant dawn.” — Pope Francis
  17. “God understands us; He waits for us. He doesn’t get tired of forgiving us. If we repent and go to him with a truly open heart.” — Pope Francis
  18. Through prayer, charity and humility before God, people receive a heart which is firm and merciful, attentive and generous, a heart which is not closed, indifferent or prey to the globalization of indifference.” — Pope Francis
  19. “Jesus intercedes for us each day. Let us pray: Lord, have mercy on me; intercede for me!” — Pope Francis
  20. “A Christian who is not a revolutionary today isn’t a Christian.” — Pope Francis
  21. “If we act like children of God, knowing that he loves us, our lives will be made new, filled with serenity and joy.” — Pope Francis
  22. “Sometimes tears are the glasses that we need to see Jesus.” — Pope Francis
  23. “God’s faithfulness is stronger than our unfaithfulness and our infidelities.” — Pope Francis
  24. “In this quest to seek and find God in all things, there is still an area of uncertainty. There must be. If a person says that he met God with total certainty and is not touched by a margin of uncertainty, then this is not good.” — Pope Francis
  25. “God’s image is the married couple, a man and women, together. Not just the man. Not just the woman. No, both of them. That’s God’s image.” — Pope Francis
  26. “To live as true children of God means to love our neighbor and to be close to those who are lonely and in difficulty.” — Pope Francis
  27. “God loves us. May we discover the beauty of loving and being loved.” — Pope Francis
  28. “It is through an unbroken chain of witnesses that we come to see the face of Jesus.” — Pope Francis
  29. “Jesus understands our weaknesses and sins, and he forgives us if we allow ourselves to be forgiven.” — Pope Francis
  30. “We become fully human when we become more than human when we let God bring us beyond ourselves.” — Pope Francis
  31. “In the face of so many wounds that hurt us and could lead to a hardness of heart, we are called to dive into the sea of prayer, which is the sea of the boundless love of God, in order to experience his tenderness.” — Pope Francis
  32. “No one must use the name of God to commit violence. To kill in the name of God is a grave sacrilege. To discriminate in the name of God is inhuman.” — Pope Francis
  33.  “It is God who gives life. Let us respect and love human life, especially vulnerable life in a mother’s womb.” — Pope Francis
  34. “The proclamation of the saving love of God comes before moral and religious imperatives. Today sometimes it seems that the opposite order is prevailing.” — Pope Francis
  35. “Let us not close our hearts, let us not lose confidence, let us never give up: there are no situations which God cannot change, there is no sin which he cannot forgive if only we open ourselves to him.” — Pope Francis
  36. “I have a dogmatic certainty: God is in every person’s life. God is in everyone’s life. Even if the life of a person has been a disaster, even if it is destroyed by vices, drugs, or anything else – God is in this person’s life. You can – you must – try to seek God in every human life.” — Pope Francis
  37. “Let us draw from the crib the joy and deep peace that Jesus comes to bring to the world.” — Pope Francis
  38. “The mercy of Jesus is not just sentiment: indeed, it is a force that gives life, that raises man up!” — Pope Francis
  39. “Let’s not be naive; we’re not talking about a simple political battle; it is a destructive pretension against the plan of God. We are not talking about a mere bill, but rather a machination of the Father of Lies that seeks to confuse and deceive the children of God.” — Pope Francis
  40. “Ask yourselves this question: How often is Jesus inside and knocking at the door to be let out, to come out?” — Pope Francis
  41. “Let us pray that the Church be holier and more humble, loving God by serving the poor, the lonely and the sick.” — Pope Francis
  42. “There is so much noise in the world! May we learn to be silent in our hearts and before God.” — Pope Francis

Pope Francis Quotes About Church

  1. “When Christians forget about hope and tenderness, they become a cold Church, that loses its sense of direction and is held back by ideologies and worldly attitudes, whereas God’s simplicity tells you: go forward, I am a Father who caresses you.” — Pope Francis
  2. “Politics is noble; it is one of the highest forms of charity, as Paul VI used to say. We sully it when we mix it with business. The relationship between the Church and political power can also be corrupted if common good is not the only converging point.” — Pope Francis
  3. “I make a forceful and urgent call to the entire Catholic Church, and also to every Christian of other confessions, as well as to followers of every religion and to those brothers and sisters who do not believe: peace is a good which overcomes every barrier, because it belongs to all of humanity!” — Pope Francis
  4. “We have to find a new balance; otherwise even the moral edifice of the church is likely to fall like a house of cards, losing the freshness and fragrance of the Gospel.” — Pope Francis
  5. “The cry of a baby is God’s voice: never drive them away from the church!” — Pope Francis
  6. “Truth, according to the Christian faith, is God’s love for us in Jesus Christ. Therefore, truth is a relationship.” — Pope Francis

FAQs

What is the message of Pope Francis?

Pope Francis is the head of a 1-billion-member international church with over 1000 years of history. His message to Catholics and non-Catholics alike is, “We have not done anything yet” Also, he gives the message to be compassionate and supportive towards one another to make our world a better place.

Does Pope Francis have a wife? 

There has been a long-standing rumor that the pope had formerly fathered two children and was estranged from his wife, but he’s never actually confirmed it. We know very little about what goes on behind closed doors in Vatican City.

What does Pope Francis say about hope?

Pope Francis says that hope is an essential ingredient to keep moving forward. He believes it can be found in the stories of those striving for something better and never giving up, despite their difficulties. This optimism comes from a deep belief that life will get even more interesting when you give up on everything else!

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