Documents of Pope Francis

Many things have to change course, but it is we human beings above all who need to change

Pope Francis, 2015

The work of Catholic Charities, including that of the Office for Social Justice, is deeply rooted in Catholic Social Teaching. Pope Francis’ recent teachings, actions, and public statements provide a lot of food for thought. Pope Francis has spoken extensively on social justice issues, particular regarding the “poor.”

Lumen Fidei (2013 Encyclical on the Light of Faith)

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Evangelii Gaudium (2013 Apostolic Exhortation on The Joy of the Gospel)

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Notable quotations


Laudato Si’ (2015 Apostolic Exhortation on Care for Our Common Home)

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Notable quotations


Amoris Laetitia (2016 Apostolic Exhortation on the Call to Holiness in Today’s World)

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Notable quotations


Gaudete Et Exsultate (2018 Apostolic Exhortation On The Call To Holiness In Today’s World)

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Resource Materials

Invigorated by Pope Francis:A Renewed Look at Our Faith Slideshow

Prayer of St-Francis with Pope Francis

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