Jorge Mario Bergoglio Quotes

Twelve Quotes by: Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Roman Catholic Church also known as Pope Francis.

New situations require new energy and a new commitment ...
— Blessed are those who remain faithful while enduring evils inflicted on them by others and forgive them from their heart.
— Blessed are those who look into the eyes of the abandoned and marginalised and show them their closeness.
— Blessed are those who see God in every person and strive to make others also discover him.
— Blessed are those who protect and care for our common home.
— Blessed are those who renounce their own comfort in order to help others.
— Blessed are those who pray and work for full communion between Christians.

Source here on the Internet. Dated: 8th November 2016.

Today, I don’t think that there is a fear of Islam as such but of ISIS and its war of conquest, which is partly drawn from Islam, ... It is true that the idea of conquest is inherent in the soul of Islam, however, it is also possible to interpret the objective in Matthew’s Gospel, where Jesus sends his disciples to all nations, in terms of the same idea of conquest.
Sourced from an article: French newspaper La Croix (Interviewed by Guillaume Goubert and Sébastien Maillard by . Dated: 17th May 2016
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... the Christian is a person who remembers: ... He continually says to the Lord: 'Yes, I want the commandments, I want your will, I will follow you'. He is a man of the covenant, and we celebrate the covenant, every day " in the Mass: thus a Christian is "a woman, a man of the Eucharist".
Source here on the Internet. Dated: 15th May 2014.

Our relationship with the followers of Islam has taken on great importance, since they are now significantly present in many traditionally Christian countries, where they can freely worship and become fully a part of society. We must never forget that they “profess to hold the faith of Abraham, and together with us they adore the one, merciful God, who will judge humanity on the last day”.
Source here on the Internet. Dated: 23rd February 2014.
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I believe that it is truly important for everyone to confront in dialogue the historical reality of the Reformation, its consequences and the responses it elicited. Catholics and Lutherans can ask forgiveness for the harm they have caused one another and for their offenses committed in the sight of God. Together we can rejoice in the longing for unity which the Lord has awakened in our hearts, and which makes us look with hope to the future.
Source here on the Internet. Dated: 26th October 2013.

We are confident that each of us is precious in your sight. [said whilst facing the statue of Mary] Guard our lives in your arms, bless and strengthen every desire for goodness. ... Let us invoke Mary’s intercession. May she help us to be open to God’s surprises, to be faithful to him each and every day, and to praise and thank him, for he is our strength.”
Source here on the Internet. Dated: 14th October 2013.

Let us not grow tired of knocking at God's door. Let us go to the heart of God through Mary, our whole life, every day, knocking at the door of God's heart! Mary prays - prays together with the community of disciples, and teaches us to have full faith in God, in his mercy. This is the power of prayer!
Source here on the Internet. Dated: 22nd September 2013.

You don’t have to believe in God to go to heaven. ... You ask me if the God of the Christians forgives those who don’t believe and who don’t seek the faith. I start by saying – and this is the fundamental thing – that God’s mercy has no limits if you go to him with a sincere and contrite heart. The issue for those who do not believe in God is to obey their conscience. ... Sin, even for those who have no faith, exists when people disobey their conscience.
Sourced from an article: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/pope-francis-assures-atheists-you-dont-have-to-believe-in-god-to-go-to-heaven-8810062.html# by . Dated: 19th September 2013

Oh Mary, star of the sea, once again we recourse to thee, to find refuge and sernity, to implore your protection and help. Mother of God and our Mother, turn your sweet gaze towards those who face the dangers of the sea everyday to guarantee their families the necessary sustenance for life, to protect the respect of creation, to serve peace between peoples.
Source here on the Internet. Dated: 8th July 2013.

The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the Blood of Christ: all of us, not just Catholics. Everyone, ... Father, the atheists? Even the atheists. Everyone!
Source here on the Internet. Dated: 22nd May 2013.

In this work (peace building), the role of religion is fundamental. It is not possible to build bridges between people while forgetting God, ... But the converse is also true: it is not possible to establish true links with God while ignoring other people. Hence it is important to intensify dialogue among the various religions, and I am thinking particularly of dialogue with Islam.
Source here on the Internet. Dated: 22nd March 2013.

I then greet and cordially thank you all, dear friends belonging to other religious traditions; first of all the Muslims, who worship the one God, living and merciful, and call upon Him in prayer, and all of you. I really appreciate your presence: in it I see a tangible sign of the will to grow in mutual esteem and cooperation for the common good of humanity.
Source here on the Internet. Dated: 20th March 2013.

Please note: Quotes are displayed in reverse date order. Undated quotes are listed last.

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