Pope Francis In His Own Words


Press conference of Pope Francis during the return flight from Rio de Janeiro – July 28, 2013 (transcript from Vatican Web site)

A Big Heart Open to God, America Magazine, September 30, 2013

The Pope: how the Church will change, La Repubblica, October 1, 2013

Wake up the world! Conversation with Pope Francis about the Religious Life, La Civiltà Cattolica (based on an Assembly of Jesuits that took place from November 27 to 29 at the Salesianum in Rome), January 6, 2014

Francis: the Pope is “a normal person”, not Superman, Vatican Insider, March 5, 2014 (translation of interview with Italian newspaper, Corriere della Sera)


Francis: The Church needs lay people, they should not be “clericalised,Vatican Insider, March 22, 2014 (translation of interview with Italian television and radio network, Corallo)

President Obama in His Own Words

President Obama interview for the Circle of Protection on how he would address poverty, September 12, 2012

CNBC interview of President Obama with John Harwood, October 2, 2013

President Obama’s remarks on economic mobility quoting Pope Francis, December 3, 2013

Pope Francis speaking to the media the first week of his papacy, March 16, 2013