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Pope Francis



Pope Francis (born Jorge Mario Bergoglio) is an Argentinian Roman Catholic priest who was elected head of the Roman Catholic Church in 2013. He was the first Jesuit pope, the first pope from the Southern Hemisphere, and the first pope since the eighth century from outside Europe. Francis has been noted for his humility, emphasis on God’s mercy, concern for the poor, and commitment to interreligious dialogue. He is an outspoken critic of unbridled capitalism and free market economics, consumerism, and overdevelopment, and he advocates taking action on climate change.

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Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future

In this uplifting and practical book, written in collaboration with his biographer, Austen Ivereigh, the preeminent spiritual leader explains why we must—and how we can—make the world safer, fairer, and healthier for all people now.

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Pope Francis Is Fearless

Op-Ed: His papacy has been a consistent rebuke to American culture-war Christianity in politics.

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Pope Francis Sent Me a Letter. It Gives Me Hope as a Gay Catholic.

“Thank you for shining a light on the lives and bearing witness to the many priests, religious sisters and lay people, who opted to accompany, support and help their brothers and sisters who were sick from H.I.V. and AIDS at great risk to their profession and reputation.”

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FindCenter Quotes ImageThe media only writes about the sinners and the scandals, but that’s normal, because ‘a tree that falls makes more noise than a forest that grows.’

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Pope Francis Compares Catholic Radicals Thomas Merton and Dorothy Day to Lincoln and MLK

During his speech before Congress, Pope Francis highlighted the work of four “great” Americans: Abraham Lincoln, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton.

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Why Are You Afraid? Have You No Faith?

The COVID-19 pandemic has left an indelible mark on our lives, and the same is true for the Church. Masses were suspended for months, people could not receive the sacraments, and during that time Pope Francis celebrated Mass alone every day.

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The Guardian View on Pope Francis: A Voice in the Wilderness

Guardian editorial--No other spiritual leader is speaking out so clearly for the poor and for the environment in the developing world."

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Pope Francis Declares ‘Climate Emergency’ and Urges Action

Pope Francis has declared a global “climate emergency,” warning of the dangers of global heating and that a failure to act urgently to reduce greenhouse gases would be “a brutal act of injustice toward the poor and future generations.”

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Pope Appoints Six Women to Top Roles on Vatican Council in Progressive Step

Pope Francis has appointed six women to oversee the Vatican’s finances in the most senior roles ever given to women within the Catholic church’s leadership. The appointments mark the most significant step by Francis to fulfil his promise of placing women in top positions.

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‘Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home

In his second encyclical, Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home, Pope Francis draws all Christians into a dialogue with every person on the planet about our common home.

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