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Our 8 Favorite Quotes From Pope Francis' Latest Book

Pope Francis signs the guest book as President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz stands behind him, at the European Pa
Pope Francis signs the guest book as President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz stands behind him, at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Pope Francis has demanded Europe craft a unified and fair immigration policy, saying the thousands of refugees coming ashore need acceptance and assistance, not self-interested policies that risk lives and fuel social conflict. Francis made the comments Tuesday to the European Parliament during a brief visit meant to highlight his vision for Europe a quarter-century after St. John Paul II travelled to Strasbourg to address a continent still divided by the Iron Curtain. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

In the Gospels, Jesus is constantly walking -- tracing a path through the ancient towns of Galilee, gathering followers and breaking bread with the outcasts of society.

Pope Francis draws from this spirit in his latest book, “Walking with Jesus: A Way Forward for the Church.” The book, published by the U.S.-based Jesuit publishing company, Loyola Press, is a collection of Francis’ writings and sermons over the past two years. Francis sees faith as a journey and emphasizes that Catholics have a duty to be open to the world.

In his foreword for the book, Chicago's Archbishop Blase J. Cupich writes:

The Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles describe the earliest disciples as those who walked with Jesus and referred to their life of faith as “the way.” In these essays Pope Francis urges Christians in our time to take up the journey again and to renew their faith.

Here are our favorite brief quotes from “Walking With Jesus.”

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