There is no doubting the impact that Pope Francis has had not only within the Church but beyond it. His emphasis on justice and mercy have struck a chord with all people of good will.
Pope Francis has given renewed theological impetus to the world wide movement to prevent further environmental damage and has made explicit the links between environmental degradation and the suffering of the poor.
For more information go to the Synod on Family Life page.
For more information go to the Year of Mercy page.