30 Memorable & Inspiring Pope Francis Quotes

30 Memorable & Inspiring Pope Francis Quotes

Last updated on November 29th, 2021 at 09:16 am

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Pope Francis’ global influence goes beyond his main role as the leader of the Roman Catholic Church and the Sovereign of the Vatican City. For this reason, we have compiled some of the most memorable and inspiring Pope Francis quotes, hoping you’ll learn few things about life. Some quotes by Pope Francis derive from Christian teachings, but most are practical examples of real-life situations.

After all, The Pope is well-known globally for speaking his mind. For instance, in a recent documentary titled ‘Francesco’, the Pope’s comments about civil unions and same-sex marriage sparked mixed reactions from all corners of the world. But that’s beyond the scope of this article. For now, let’s head over to some of the most memorable and inspiring Pope Francis quotes.

Pope Francis Quotes on Love and Life

Pope Francis has always emphasized the importance of love for all humans regardless of their races, political affiliations, social status, etc. Here are some of the best Pope Franci quotes on love.

“Love is not empty words or what is depicted in romantic films- it is action and service toward others.”


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

“Love is not just what we see in movies. It takes work.”


“Never give up on the people you love. Never give up from being happy. Because life is an incredible show.”

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“There are difficult moments in life, but with hope the soul goes forward and looks ahead to what awaits us.”

“Love is the only light which can constantly illuminate a world grown dim.”

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“Let us learn to live with kindness, to love everyone, even when they do not love us.”

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

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“Love is shown by little things, by attention to small daily signs which make us feel at home.”


“Life is a journey, along different roads, different paths, which leave their mark on us.”

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Pope Francis Quotes on Family

Families hold society together, something Pope Francis knows all too well. Here are some of the best Pope Francis quotes on family to give you a new perspective.

“Please, Thank You, and Sorry are words that open up the road to a good family life.”

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“It is worthwhile to live as a family, that a society grows strong, grows in goodness, grows in beauty and truly grows if it is built on the foundation of family life.”

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“To form a family is to be part of God’s dream, to join Him in building a world where no one will feel alone.”

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“It is so important to listen! Husbands and wives need to communicate to bring happiness and serenity to family life.”

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“The strength of the family lies in its capacity to love and to teach how to love.”

“All are called to love and cherish family life, for families are not a problem; they are first and foremost an opportunity.”

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“The family is where we are formed as people. Every family is a brick in the building of society.” 

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“True joy which is experienced in the family is not something random and fortuitous, but normal and ongoing.”

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“A healthy family life requires frequent use of three phrases: May I? Thank You, and I’m sorry and never, never, never end the day without making peace.”

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“Every family is always a light, however faint, amid the darkness of this world.”

“Every threat to the family is a threat to society itself.”

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“I prefer a family that tries to begin and again tries to begin again.”

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Pope Francis Mercy Quotes

Mercy is one of the greatest teachings of the Roman Catholic church, a message Pope Francis shares with the universe all the time. Here are some of the best Pope Francis quotes on mercy.

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

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“Small gestures of love, of tenderness, of care, make people feel that the Lord is with us. This is how the door of mercy opens.”

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“Don’t be afraid to ask God for forgiveness. He never tires of forgiving us. God is pure mercy.”

“In a broken world, to communicate with mercy means to help create closeness between the children of God.”

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“Let the Church always be a place of mercy and hope, where everyone is welcomed, loved and forgiven.”

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

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“Let us allow God to fill our hearts with his goodness and mercy”.

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“Amid so many problems, even grave, may we not lose our hope in the infinite mercy of God.”

Facts about Pope Francis

Pope Francis was born Jorge Mario Bergoglio on December 17, 1936, and became the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church in 2013 at the age of 76.

He is the first Latin American to become Pope in a position that European candidates previously dominated.

Pope Francis trained as a chemistry technician before joining the Diocesan Seminary of Villa Devoto and once studies literature and psychology at the Immaculate Conception College in Santa Fé.

Before he became Pope in 2013, Jorge Mario Bergoglio was almost elected into the position in 2005 after the death of Pope John Paul II.

Since his leadership as Pope, he is known for his modest lifestyle. Unlike his predecessors, Pope Francis lives in a two-room apartment, breaking a century-old tradition of lavish apartments for popes. Also, the Pope wears a gold-plated silver ring for papal ceremonies instead of the traditional pure gold ring.

Pope Francis only has one lung – he lost his other lung to a severe infection during his teenage years. The infected lung had to be removed to save his life.

He is one jovial and social Pope who is known to mingle with people from all walks of life. A story is told of the night after his election when he apparently sneaked out of the Vatican City in an unmarked motorcade to pray at the Roman Basilica. It is rumored that he dislikes the bulletproof vehicle assigned to him and is often seen taking selfies with people in public.

If you liked these Pope Francis quotes, you would also love reading Sadhguru’s inspirational quotes on life brought to you by Turtle Quotes.

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