90 Best Pope Francis Quotes on Mercy, Youth, Family & Love

Pope Francis was born in  Jorge Mario Bergoglio on 17 December 1936 is the 266th and current pope of the Catholic Church. He was elected on 13 March 2013. He chose the name Francis to honor St. Francis of Assisi. Pope Francis has been eminently quotable. We here have some of the most famous Pope Francis Quotes, Sayings and Images here for you.

Collection of Top Quotes from Pope Francis

  1. “Indifference is dangerous, whether innocent or not.”

  2. No one can grow if he does not accept his smallness.”

  3. “Life is a journey. When we stop, things don’t go right.”

  4. “It is not ‘progressive’ to try to resolve problems by eliminating a human life.”

  5. “If our hearts are closed, if our hearts are made of stone, the stones find their way into our hands and we are ready to throw them.”

  6. “If we start without confidence, we have already lost half the battle and we bury our talents.”

Inspirational Pope Francis Quotes on Family

  1. “This is the struggle of every person: be free or be a slave.”

  2. “Living together is an art. It’s a patient art, it’s a beautiful art, it’s fascinating.”

  3. “We can get angry: it’s even healthy to get angry from time to time.”

Pope Francis Quotes on Gays and Homosexuality

  1. If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge? We shouldn’t marginalize people for this. They must be integrated into society.

  2. “God’s image is the married couple, a man, and woman, together. Not just the man. Not just the woman. No, both of them. That’s God’s image.”

  3. “I prefer that homosexuals come to confession, that they stay close to the Lord, and that we pray all together,” says Francis. “You can advise them to pray, show goodwill, show them the way, and accompany them along it.”

  4. “We have to find a way to help that father or that mother to stand by their [LGBTQ] son or daughter.”

Quotes from Pope Francis on Love

“We have observed that, in society and the world in which we live, selfishness has increased more than love for others, and that men of good will must work, each with his own strengths and expertise, to ensure that love for others increases until it is equal and possibly exceeds love for oneself.”

Pope Francis Quotes on Religion

“If I’m not mistaken, Sigmund Freud said that in every idealization there’s an aggression. Depicting the Pope as a sort of Superman, a star, is offensive to me. The pope is a man who laughs, cries, sleeps calmly and has friends like everyone else. A normal person.”

Pope Francis Quotes on Mercy & Forgiveness

  1. “God never tires of forgiving us; we are the ones who tire of seeking his mercy.”

  2. “The Lord never tires of forgiving. It is we who tire of asking for forgiveness.”

  3. “A little bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just.”

Pope Francis Quotes about God

  1. “God always has patience.”

  2. “Find new ways to spread the word of God to every corner of the world.”

  3. “Right now, we don’t have a very good relation with creation.”

  4. “When Man ceases to worship God he does not worship nothing but worships everything.”

Motivating Pope Francis Quotes on Youth

“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.”


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