His Life in His Own Words
On March 13, 2013, Cardinal Jorge Mario, archbishop of Buenos Aires, was elected to succeed Pope Benedict XVI. He is the first Latin American pope, the first Jesuit pope, and the first to take the name Francis, after Saint Francis of Assisi, the thirteenth-century friar known for his charity and kindness.
A learned and introspective man, he does not avoid the uncomfortable subjects: the declining numbers of priests and nuns; celibacy; the scandals that have rocked the Church; and his opinions about the experience with the military dictatorship of his own crisis-riddled country.
Through his own word, we come to know a man whose actions and words reflect his deeply rooted humility. The book concludes with Pope Francis’s own writings and reflections, full of wisdom and inspiration.
Hardcover, 265 pages.
Item #: PFHL-H