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Pope Francis

 "The real power of the Pope is to serve the most vulnerable"
The Mass of inauguration of the pontificate. The Homily of the Holy Father at the Inauguration of his Papal Ministry, March 19, 2013, involving the crowd of 200 thousand.

 "When we walk without the cross…"
"we are worldly. We are bishops, priests, cardinals, popes, but not disciples of the Lord." The first homily of Pope Francis, Thursday, March 14, in the Sistine Chapel with the cardinals who elected him.

 "With Pope Francis spring has arrived"
“We have come from a dark and very hard winter. Now spring has arrived” Leonardo Boff said in Buenos Aires last week, expressing enthusiasm for the news Pope, “a pastor who is close to the people.”

Pope Francis’ long-awaited apostolic exhortation — 'Amoris Laetitia,' or 'The Joy of Love' — he urges church leaders to serve as nurturing pastors, not as rigid enforcers of doctrine.

Our growing list of articles, commentaries, reviews and criticisms of Pope Francis' document, 'The Joy of Love.'

 'Evangelii Gaudium' amounts to Francis' 'I Have a Dream' speech
Dreams can be powerful things, especially when articulated by leaders with the realistic capacity to translate them into action. That was the case 50 years ago with Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech, and it also seems to be the ambition of Pope Francis' bold new apostolic exhortation, "The Joy of the Gospel."

In his latest interview, Pope Francis speaks about the Curia, the Synod on the Family and the year ahead.

 100 Days of Francis
Observations and Predictions
Pope Francis is approaching 100 days as our Holy Father. The beginning of his papal service has drawn massive attention and offered new ways of carrying out the leadership of the Universal Church.

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