Look back at the past five years and learn more about our Holy Father.
'Never forget the "medicine of caresses...A caress, a smile, is full of meaning for one who is sick.'
Pope Francis pleaded with the international community to assist Bangladesh helping refugees and helping to resolve the crisis in Myanmar that led them to flee.
Prayer illuminates one's eyes to know how to see others as God sees them, to love them as he loves them.
"I don't know how this will end, but I know Christ has risen."
If the Lord has forgiven me so much, who am I to not forgive?
While he assures his disciples that those who have given up everything for the sake of the Gospel will be rewarded a hundredfold, Jesus also says those who follow him will endure persecution.
The tendency to de-personalize others, which starts in one's own heart, at home, grows and grows and it will become violence worldwide.
Whether they resemble their father a lot or just a little bit, they are still his children.
Pope Francis described 2016 as a "packed year," one full of initiatives that helped Catholics "see and touch with their hands the fruits of the mercy of God."