The Community of Sant'Egidio expresses its affection and closeness to Pope Francis on this second anniversary of his election. In just two years, his pontificate is already rich in fruits for the Church and for the world. A son of Vatican Council II, Francis has communicated to us the Gospel of mercy and tenderness. He has transmitted to us his passion for the meeting with everyone, from the poor and the peripheries, making us feel the enthusiasm for an outgoing Church, able to open up to many and to work for peace. We are confident that the daily listening to the preaching will guide us also in the future on new frontiers to renew the world and the Church.