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Pope Francis Quotes About Love, Youth, Environment, Happiness, Faith, & Education! The Roman Catholic Church chose Pope Francis (Jorge Mario Bergoglio) in March 2013, becoming the 266th pope. He is the most prominent pope from the continent of the Americas. As the Bishop of Rome, he is entitled to this honorary title. Italian immigrants gave birth to him on December 17, 1936. Before enrolling at the Diocesan Seminary of Villa Devoto, he earned a chemical technician diploma from a community college. March 1958 saw him begin his religious life as a novice in the Society of Jesus. Immaculate Conception College in Santa Fe was where Francis taught literature and psychology.

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He received his priestly ordination in the Catholic Church in 1969. Francis was elected pope by the papal conclave after Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation in February 2013. Instead of the Apostolic Palace’s papal lodgings, Francis chose the ‘Domus Sanctae Marthae’ guesthouse. He turned down the usual papal mozzetta cloak and selected a silver piscatory ring over a gold one upon his election. Because of his efforts, he has been able to maintain his image as a modest priest who serves the religion and the people rather than seeking glory or power.

 In contrast to Marxism, Pope Francis opposes liberation theology based on Marxism and capitalism. Consumption and development are two things he dislikes, whereas climate change is a cause he supports. His involvement in helping to restore complete diplomatic connections between the United States and Cuba was one of his most significant successes. Almost all of his public speaking topics, ideas, statements, and quotations focus on human rights, poverty alleviation, and the grace of God.

Best Pope Francis Quotes

1. “We will never be disillusioned or lose our way if we are guided by God.” — Pope Francis

2. “Since God created the world, He also created reality.” — Pope Francis

3. “He who doesn’t pray to the Lord prays to the devil.” — Pope Francis

4. “A Christian who does not pray for those who govern is not a good Christian.” — Pope Francis

5. “Religion has the right to express its opinion in the service of the people, but God in creation has set us free: it is not possible to interfere spiritually in the life of a person.” — Pope Francis

6. “The Lord never tires of forgiving. It is we who tire of asking for forgiveness.” — Pope Francis

7. “Let us care for one another and let us be loving custodians of creation.” — Pope Francis

8. “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

9. “Kindness is firm and persevering intention to always will the good of others, even the unfriendly.” — Pope Francis

10. “Having doubts and fears is not a sin… The sin is to allow these fears to determine our responses, to limit our choices, to compromise respect and generosity, to feed hostility and rejection… The sin is to refuse to encounter the other, the different, the neighbor, when this is in fact a privileged opportunity to encounter the Lord … to overcome our fears so as to encounter the other, to welcome, to know and to acknowledge him or her.” — Pope Francis

11. “This is important: to get to know people, listen, expand the circle of ideas. The world is crisscrossed by roads that come closer together and move apart, but the important thing is that they lead towards the Good.” — Pope Francis

12. “Openness to God makes us open towards the marginalized of this world and gives us the courage to leave the confines of our own security and comfort to become bruised, hurting and dirty as we joyfully approach the suffering other in a spirit of solidarity.” — Pope Francis

13. “Even in the developed world, the effects of unjust structures and actions are all too apparent. Our efforts must aim at restoring hope, righting wrongs, maintaining commitments, and thus promoting the well-being of individuals and of peoples.” — Pope Francis

14. “We all have the duty to do good.” — Pope Francis

15. “Situations can change; people can change. Be the first to seek to bring good. Do not grow accustomed to evil, but defeat it with good.” — Pope Francis

16. It’s hypocrisy to call yourself a Christian and chase away a refugee or someone seeking help, someone who is hungry or thirsty, toss out someone who is in need of my help… If I say I am Christian but do these things, I’m a hypocrite.” — Pope Francis

17. “The faith we proclaim tonight makes us see God present in all those situations where we think he is absent… He is present in the unwelcomed visitor, often unrecognizable, who walks through our cities and our neighborhoods, who travels on our buses and knocks on our doors.” — Pope Francis

18. “A little bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just.” — Pope Francis

19. “We must not be indifferent or resigned to the loss of biodiversity and the destruction of ecosystems, often caused by our irresponsible and selfish behavior… Because of us, thousands of species will no longer give glory to God by their very existence … We have no such right.” — Pope Francis

20. “The earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth. In many parts of the planet, the elderly lament that once beautiful landscapes are now covered with rubbish.” — Pope Francis

21. “We received this world as an inheritance from past generations, but also as a loan from future generations, to whom we will have to return it!” — Pope Francis

22. “Our common home is being pillaged, laid waste, and harmed with impunity. Cowardice in defending it is a grave sin.” — Pope Francis

23. “God always forgives, we men forgive sometimes, but nature never forgives. If you give her a slap, she will give you one. I believe that we have exploited nature too much.” — Pope Francis

24. “As stewards of God’s creation, we are called to make the earth a beautiful garden for the human family. When we destroy our forests, ravage our soil and pollute our seas, we betray that noble calling.” — Pope Francis

25. “A Christian who doesn’t safeguard creation, who doesn’t make it flourish, is a Christian who isn’t concerned with God’s work, that work born of God’s love for us.” — Pope Francis

26. “May the relationship between man and nature not be driven by greed, to manipulate and exploit, but may the divine harmony between beings and creation be conserved in the logic of respect and care.” — Pope Francis

27. “Too often we participate in the globalization of indifference. May we strive instead to live global solidarity.” — Pope Francis

28. “Grace is not part of consciousness; it is the amount of light in our souls, not knowledge nor reason.” — Pope Francis

29. “How do we help our young people not to see a university degree as synonymous with higher status, with more money or social prestige? It is not synonymous with that. How can we help make their education a mark of greater responsibility in the face of today’s problems, the needs of the poor, concern for the environment?” — Pope Francis

30. “Solidarity, as a moral virtue and social attitude born of personal conversion, calls for commitment on the part of those responsible for education and formation.” — Pope Francis

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