Pope Francis

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The poor guarantee us an eternal "income". They are already helping us to become rich in love. For the worst kind of poverty to combat is the poverty of our love.

On the first anniversary of the launch of the #LaudatoSi ' Platform for Action, which promotes ecological conversion, I encourage this mission, crucial for the future of humanity, so that it may foster in everyone a genuine commitment to the care of creation.

I would like to recall the #COP27  Summit on Climate Change, which is taking place in Egypt. I hope that steps forward will be made, with courage and determination, in the wake of the Paris Agreement.

Goodness is hidden, silent; it requires slow and continuous excavation. Because God’s style is discreet. He does not impose himself. He is like the air we breathe - we don't see it but it allows us to live, and we realize it only when it's missing.

Let us pray that the Lord might convert the hearts of those who are still directed toward war, and make the desire for peace prevail for tortured Ukraine, to avoid every escalation and to be open to the way of cease fire and dialogue. #GeneralAudience 

Let us not tire of doing everything possible for the dramatic urgency of climate change. Let us put concrete, far-sighted choices in act, thinking of the younger generations first, before it is too late! #COP27 

Let us also pray for the families of the victims of the serious fire in a refugee camp in Gaza, in Palestine, where several children also died. May the Lord welcome into heaven those who lost their lives and console those people who have suffered years of conflict.

Acts of violence and exploitation directed at women are not merely wrong. They are crimes that destroy the harmony, the harmony and beauty that God wished to bestow on the world.

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I invite you not to build walls but bridges, to conquer evil with good, offence with forgiveness, to live in peace with everyone.

Let us carry Mother Teresa’s smile in our hearts and give it to those whom we meet along our journey.

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I was deeply saddened to learn of the horrific attack at Saint Francis church in Owo in #Nigeria . #PrayTogether  for all those affected by this act of unspeakable violence and for the conversion of those blinded by hatred and violence.

This is the first #Easter  message that I would offer you: it is always possible to begin anew, because there is a new life that God can awaken in us in spite of all our failures. From the rubble of our hearts, God can create a work of art.

With an aching heart I add my voice to that of the common people, who implore the end of the war. In the name of God, listen to the cry of those who suffer, and put an end to the bombings and the attacks! #LetsPrayTogether  #Ukraine  #Peace 

I pray for all the victims of the attacks of these days. May the blind violence of terrorism no longer find room to exist in this world!

Our faith is born on Easter morning: Jesus is alive! This experience is at the heart of the Christian message.

In Mary we see that humility is not a virtue of the weak but of the strong who don’t have to treat others badly to feel important.

Let us #PrayTogether  for all those who have lost their lives due to the violent flooding that has hit #Nigeria , and for all those affected by this devastating calamity. May our solidarity, and the support of the international community, not be lacking.

Everyone's existence is tied to that of others: life is not time merely passing by, life is about interactions.

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