Writings of Pope Francis

The Allure of Goodness and Love: Pope Francis in the United States

Dear Pope Francis: The Pope Answers Letters from Children Around the World

Disciples Together on the Road: Words of Pope Francis for Priests

The Name of God is Mercy

With the Smell of the Sheep: The Pope Speaks to Priests, Bishops, and Other Shepherds

Selected Writings of Pope Francis (Available online)

Amoris Laetitia (2016) – The Joy of Love

Evangeliium Gaudium (2013) – The Joy of the Gospel

Laudato Si’ (2015) – On Care for Our Common Home

Lumen Fidei (2013) – The Light of Faith

Meeting with Bishops of the United States of America (2015)

Misericordia et misera (2016) – Mercy with misery

Misericordia Vultus (2015) – The Face of Mercy

Visit to the Joint Session of the United States Congress (2015)


Concluding Document of CELAM’s 2007 General Conference

Study Guide for Use with the Aparecida Document

Pope Francis on Social Media

Twitter: @Pontifex
Instagram: franciscus

Gathering for Mission Resources

Read and Print Brochure(pdf)

Read and Print Prayer Card(pdf)

Rosary of Giving Brochure (pdf)

Rosary of Giving Calendar (pdf)

Books by Others

A Church of the Poor: Pope Francis and the Transformation of Orthodoxy by Clemens Sedmak

A Spring Within Us: A Book of Daily Meditations by Richard Rohr

An Unfinished Council: Vatican II, Pope Francis, and the Renewal of Catholicism by Richard R. Gaillardetz

The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation by Richard Rohr with Mike Morrell

Encountering Truth: Meeting God in the Everyday by Pope Francis and Anthony Spadaro

Francis, Bishop of Rome: The Gospel for the Third Millenium by Allen Figueroa Deck, SJ

From Vatican II to Pope Francis: Charting a Catholic Future, Edited by Paul Crowley, SJ

The Great Reformer: Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope by Austen Ivereigh

Inclusivity: A Gospel Mandate by Diarmuid O’Murchu

Making All Things New: Catholicity, Cosmology, Consciousness by Ilia Delio

Mercy: The Essence of the Gospel and the Key to Christian Life by Walter Kasper

Mission on the Road to Emmaus: Constants, Context and Prophetic Dialogue, Edited by Cathy Ross and Stephen B. Bevans

Pilgrimage: My Search for the Real Pope Francis by Mark K. Shriver

Polarization in the U.S. Catholic Church: Naming the Wounds, Beginning to Heal, Edited by Mary Ellen Konieczny, Charles C. Camosy & Tricia C. Bruce

Pope Francis Among the Wolves: The Inside Story of a Revolution by Marco Politi and William McCuaig

Pope Francis and the Theology of the People by Rafael Luciano

Poverty and Racism: Overlapping Threats to the Common Good by Catholic Charities USA

Racial Justice and the Catholic Church by Bryan Massingale

Tears of an Innocent God: Conversations on Silence, Kindness, and Prayer by Elias Marechal


We need a Church capable of walking at people’s side, of doing more than simply listening to them; a Church which accompanies them on their journey; a Church able to make sense of the “night” contained in the flight of so many of our brothers and sisters from Jerusalem; a Church which realizes that the reasons why people leave also contain reasons why they can eventually return.

Pope Francis