Pope Francis: A mission to restore mercy

This week’s issue looks at some of the key themes of the first two years of Pope Francis’ pontificate

From the moment he stepped onto the balcony of St Peter’s Basilica upon his election to the papacy on March 13, 2013, Pope Francis has captured the world’s attention for his simple message of God’s boundless love and mercy.

Over the past two years, Pope Francis has enchanted Catholics and the wider world alike with his simplicity and his ability to communicate profound truths in a way that is fresh and accessible.

The Pope is challenging Catholics – bishops, priests, religious and lay people – to rekindle a sense of the mission of the Church.

In this special edition, The Irish Catholic looks at some of the key themes of the first two years of Pope Francis’ pontificate and where he is leading the Church.