by Francesca Ambrogetti & Sergio Rubin
On March 13, 2013, the former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, longtime
Archbishop of Buenos Aires, now Pope Francis, was elected to succeed Pope
Benedict. He is the first Latin American pope, the first Jesuit pope, and
the first to take the name Francis, after St. Francis Assisi, the 13th
century monk 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 sexual
abuse scandals that have rocked the Church; and his opinions about and
experience with the military dictatorship of his own crisis-riddled country.
It also discusses the incredible role he played in the last conclave, where
he is said to have been tied with Ratzinger in the second of three votes,
and asked that the votes for him be transferred to Ratzinger.
Through his own words, we come to know a man whose actions and words reflect
his deeply-rooted humility. The book concludes with the Pope's own writings
and reflections, full of wisdom and inspiration.Hardcover; 265pgs.