On the first anniversary of Pope Francis’ election to the papacy, Catholic News Service has compiled a list of “Pope Francis’ top 10 most quotable quotes of the year.”
The quotes come from interviews, speeches, formal papal documents and unscripted morning homilies given by Pope Francis over the last year. Below are some quotes that made the Catholic News Service list:
“Brothers and sisters, good evening. You all know that the duty of the conclave was to give a bishop to Rome. It seems that my brother cardinals have gone almost to the ends of the earth to get him… but here we are.” (First words as pope: March 13, 2013)
“Faith is not a light which scatters all our darkness, but a lamp which guides our steps in the night and suffices for the journey. To those who suffer, God does not provide arguments which explain everything; rather, his response is that of an accompanying presence, a history of goodness which touches every story of suffering and opens up a ray of light.” (“Lumen Fidei,” June 29, 2013).
“An evangelizer must never look like someone who has just come back from a funeral.” (“Evangelii Gaudium,” Nov. 24, 2013).
For the rest, read the full article at Catholic News Service.