175 Of Pope Francis' Most Inspiring Quotes
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Born as Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Pope Francis is the 266th and present Pope of Roman Catholic Church. He holds this title ex officio as Bishop of Rome. Before starting his liturgical career he worked as a chemical technician and bight-club bouncer. It was in 1969 that he was ordained as a Catholic priest. After the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI in February 2013, the papal conclave elected Bergoglio as the new Pope. He opted to reside in the ‘Domus Sanctae Marthae’ guesthouse rather than papal apartments of the Apostolic Palace. He refused the traditional papal mozzetta cape upon his election and preferred his piscatory ring to be silver instead of gold. These actions have justified his persona of a simple clergyman working for the faith and people and not for fame and power. Pope Francis does not support Marxism and its versions of liberation theology and capitalism. He opposes consumerism, overdevelopment and supports actions on climate change. He helped to restore full diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba and made it to the political news. The Pope has spoken about several issues that are very close to his heart. His sppeches, thoughts, sayings and quotes encapsulate most of the issues that he wants to work on - humanity, uplifting poor and emphasizing the mercy of God. We have put together some of Pope Francis' thoughts and quotations that are sure to guide you in the hour of tide.