Pope's quotes: Some of our favorite quotes from Pope Francis.
God offers his mercy to everyone, showing his deep desire that everyone be saved, Pope Francis said.
Divine mercy is a safe and certain "shelter for whoever is weak and does not presume to save himself on his own," the pope said Friday, the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Addressing the World Seminar for Catholic Civil Aviation Chaplaincies at the Vatican, the pope said airports are like "cities within cities" where chaplains meet people from many nations, cultures and religions.
"Who are you who shuts the door of your heart to a man, a woman who wants to improve ... because the Holy Spirit has stirred his or her heart?"
"I am convinced that the whole church ... will find in this jubilee the joy to rediscover and render fruitful the mercy of God."
During Christmas we are especially reminded to be compassionate and merciful. Let’s tell that to our elected officials.
Soul Seeing: When Pope Francis told a reporter, "I am a sinner," I knew I was in good company. However, Francis knows that the antidote to sin is mercy.
Don't miss the Commonweal interview with Cardinal Walter Kasper where he discusses his book Mercy: The Essence of the Gospel and the Key to Christian Life.
Here is a sample: