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
In On Faith, Pope Francis draws on stories from the Old and New Testaments and examples from his own life to show that faith, like hope, is rooted in love.
Sobre la fe
En Sobre la fe, el Papa Francisco toma ejemplos del Antiguo y Nuevo Testamento y de su propia vida para mostrarnos que la fe, al igual que la esperanza, está enraizada en el amor.
Sharing the Wisdom of Time
A collection of personal stories in which grandparents and elders from around the world share from their “reservoirs of wisdom” to inspire and guide.