The Life and Spiritual Vision of Pope Francis, First Pope of the Americas
On March, 13, 2013, 115 cardinals elected for the first time a pope from outside of Europe. Pope Francis, a native of Argentina, is not only the first pope from the southern hemisphere, but is also the first Jesuit ever to hold the Chair of Peter. This means a bridging of the northern and southern hemispheres and religious traditions in a way that we have never seen before, signifying a new global vision for the 1.2 billion people who call themselves Catholic.
Now, a leading expert on the papacy provides the ultimate introduction to this new pope, including biographical information, insight on his first days at the Vatican, and an absorbing collection of Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s most persuasive words.
Hardcover, 232 pages.
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