Pope Francis

Pope Francis quotes

Quotes by and about Pope Francis

(Continued from his main entry on the site.)

Francis: "I cannot live without people. I need to live my life with others."

Francis: "I chose the [Church because of] the ... community and discipline. And this is strange, because I am [an] undisciplined person."

Francis: "A thing that is really important for me: community. I was always looking for a community. I [never saw] myself as a priest on my own. I need a community."

Francis: "Sometimes [right] after a meeting I want to arrange another one."

Francis: "I manage to look at individual persons, one at a time, to enter into personal contact with whomever I have in front of me."

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Francis: "[I like] listening to the things that happen, the feeling of the people, especially the poor. My choices ... are related to ... a need that arises from looking at ... people and from reading the signs of the times."

Francis: "I hear some people tell me: 'Do not consult too much, and decide by yourself.' Instead, I believe that consultation is very important."

Francis: "When I entrust something to someone, I totally trust that person. He or she must make a really big mistake before I rebuke that person."