Pope Francis on Unity
Are there wounds in this unity? … Unfortunately, we see that in the process of history, and now too, we do not always live in unity. At times misunderstanding arises, as well as conflict, tension, and division, which injure the Church, and so she does not … express love, the love that God desires. It is we who create wounds! And if we look at the divisions that still exist among Christians … we are aware of the effort required to make this unity fully visible. God gives us unity, but we often have a lot of trouble putting it into practice. It is necessary to seek to build communion, to teach communion, … starting with the family, … in ecumenical dialogue too. We need reconciliation and communion, and the Church is the home of communion.
Pope Francis is the first Jesuit Pope, the first pope from the Americas, and his papacy is defined by his emphasis on mercy, service, and humility.
Books by Pope Francis
Embracing the Way of Jesus
Reflections from Pope Francis on Living Our Faith
Reflections from Pope Francis on what it really means to be a disciple of Jesus today, and how that identity should guide our every thought and action.
The Church of Mercy
In The Church of Mercy, readers get a first-hand look at Pope Francis’s vision of the good news of Christian hope and mercy.
Dear Pope Francis Family Kit
A copy of Dear Pope Francis, a letter writing kit for children and families to write their own letters to the Pope, and a Jesus the Teacher plush figure.