Pope Francis

Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the archbishop of Buenos Aires (Argentina), was elected to shepherd the global Catholic Church on March 13, 2013. His pontificate is marked by missionary dynamism and creative fidelity. Pope Francis challenges, inspires, and renews the People of God so that we may become credible witnesses of the risen Christ, whose ministry of healing, peace and liberation we are called to carry out in the present day.


A Global Synod: 2021-2023

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Renewal and Reform - Highlights

The Joy of the Gospel: On the Proclamation of the Gospel in Today's World (2013)

The Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy (2015)

Instituting the Dicastery for the Laity, the Family and Life (2016)

Instituting the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development (2016)

Episcopal Communion - on the Synod of Bishops (2018)

On the Protection of Minors and Vulnerable Persons (2019)

You Are the Light of the World - on accountability of bishops (2019)

Christmas Greetings to the Roman Curia (2019)

Instituting the Ministry of Catechist (2021)

On the Use of the Roman Liturgy Prior to the Reform of 1970 (2021)

Opening of the Synodal Path - Homily (10 October 2021)



Good News for Our Planet and Its People - Highlights

Homily at Lampedusa Island (2013)

Encyclical Letter on Care for Our Common Home (2015)

Address to the General Assembly of the United Nations (2015)

1st World Day of the Poor (2017)

On the Meaning and Importance of the Nativity Scene (2019)

Encyclical Letter on Fraternity and Social Friendship (2020)

I Am with You Alwaysfor the 1st World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly (2021)


Key Teachings

On Care for Our Common Home (2015)

"I urgently appeal, then, for a new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet. We need a conversation which includes everyone, since the environmental challenge we are undergoing, and its human roots, concern and affect us all." - Pope Francis

On Fraternity and Social Friendship (2020)

"It is my desire that, in this our time, by acknowledging the dignity of each human person, we can contribute to the rebirth of a universal aspiration to fraternity. Fraternity between all men and women." - Pope Francis


Pastoral Letters

The Joy of the Gospel - on the proclamation of the Gospel in today's world (2013)

The Joy of Love - on the love in the family (2016)

Rejoice and Be Glad - on the call to holiness in today's world (2018)

Christ Is Alive - to young people and to the entire People of God (2019)

The Beloved Amazon - to the People of God and to all persons of good will (2020)


World Day of Peace

Peace as A Journey of Hope: Dialogue, Reconciliation and Ecological Conversion - for the 53rd World Day of Peace (2020)

A Culture of Care as a Path to Peace - for the 54th World Day of Peace (2021)