Pope Francis

Pope Francis
The election to the papacy of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J. of Argentina, on March 13, 2013, to succeed the retired Benedict XVI, was historic in many ways.  He was the first Latin American pope, the first member of the Jesuits (Society of Jesus), and the first to choose Saint Francis of Assisi for his papal name. This page presents his texts pertinent to Christian-Jewish and interreligious relations.
Title Date
Address to the International Council of Christians and Jews June, 2015
Address to Delegation from B'nai B'rith International June, 2015
Address to Ecumenical and Interreligious Meeting in Sarajevo June, 2015
Casa Santa Marta homily: "Those Who Do Not Dialogue Disobey God" April, 2015
Letter to Chief Rabbi of Rome Riccardo Di Segni on the Death of Former Chief Rabbi Elio Toaff April, 2015
Address to Delegation of the Conference of European Rabbis April, 2015
Misericordiae Vultus ("The Face of Mercy") April, 2015
Casa Santa Marta homily: "Where There Is No Mercy, There Is No Justice" March, 2015
Casa Santa Marta homily: "There Is No Middle Way to Love God" March, 2015
Letter to the Christians in the Middle East December, 2014
General Audience on the Jewish Family of Jesus December, 2014
Morning Meditation on "Darkness of the Heart" December, 2014
Interview with Ynet Magazine November, 2014
Morning Meditation: Holy Law Is Not an End in Itself October, 2014
Interview excerpts from "La Vanguardia" on Middle East, Pius XII, etc. June, 2014
Sunday Angelus Prayer for Christians Fleeing Mosul, Iraq July, 2014
Sunday Angelus Prayer for Peace in the Middle East July, 2014
Video Remarks on 20th Anniversary of Buenos Aires Jewish Community Center Bombing July, 2014
Address at the Invocation for Peace between Israelis and Palestinians June, 2014
Interview Excerpts on Return Flight to Rome May, 2014
Address to the President of the State of Israel Shimon Peres May, 2014
Address to the Chief Rabbis of Israel May, 2014
Address at Yad Vashem May, 2014
Inscription in Western Wall Guest Book May, 2014
Address upon Arriving in Israel May, 2014
Regina Coeli Prayer in Bethlehem May, 2014
Address to Palestinian Leaders May, 2014
Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium January, 2014
"The Pope: how the Church will change" October, 2013
Letter to Non-Believers September, 2013
Pope Francis: My advice is always “dialogue, dialogue, dialogue" July, 2013
Greetings to Muslims for the End of Ramadan July, 2013
Address to the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations June, 2013
News report: "Culture of encounter is the foundation of peace" May, 2013
Passover Greetings to Rome's Jewish Community March, 2013
Address to Representatives of the Churches, Ecclesial Communities and Other Religions March, 2013
Greetings to the Chief Rabbi of Rome March, 2013