"Five years have passed since I visited this place with my dear brothers Bartholomew and Ieronymos. After all this time, we see that little has changed with regard to the issue of migration."
“We fought. My God, I said bad words. I said awful things. But now, to finish the day, I must make peace”. You know why? Because the cold war the next day is very dangerous.
“Everyone can find in St. Joseph—the man who goes unnoticed, the man of daily presence, of discreet and hidden presence—an intercessor, a support and a guide in times of difficulty.”
Joseph teaches us this: “Do not look so much at the things that the world praises, look into the corners, look in the shadows, look at the peripheries, at what the world does not want.”
Pope Francis: World Day of the Poor asks us to take a close look at the suffering of those most vulnerable
Pope Francis: The Gospel helps us to interpret “today’s pain and tomorrow’s hope” and calls on us to be ”witnesses of compassion amid widespread disinterest.”
The prayer to the Holy Spirit is spontaneous: it needs to come from your heart. In difficult moments, you need to ask: “Holy Spirit, come.”
“How easy it is to criticize others!” Pope Francis said at his Nov. 3 general audience. “But there are people who seem to have a degree in gossip. Each and every day they criticize others.”
“The young, who in recent years have strongly urged us to act, will only inherit the planet we choose to leave to them,” the pope said in his message for the Glasgow climate conference.