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On Heaven and Earth: Pope Francis on Faith, Family, and the Church in the Twenty-First Century
by Jorge Mario Bergoglio and Abraham Skorka

From the man who became Pope Francis--Jorge Mario Bergoglio shares his thoughts on religion, reason, and the challenges the world faces in the 21stcentury with Abraham Skorka, a rabbi and biophysicist.

For years Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, archbishop of Argentina, and Rabbi Abraham Skorka were tenacious promoters of interreligious dialogues on faith andreason. They both sought to build bridges among Catholicism, Judaism, and the world at large. On Heaven and Earth, originally published in Argentina in 2010, brings together a series of these conversations where both men talked about various theological andworldly issues, including God, fundamentalism, atheism, abortion, homosexuality,euthanasia, same-sex marriage, and globalization. From these personal and accessibletalks comes a first-hand view of the man who would become pope to 1.2 billion Catholicsaround the world in March 2013.

AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH FOR THE FIRST TIME: Jorge Mario Bergoglio, newly PopeFrancis, has not published a book in the United States, so this book serves as hisintroduction to American audiences. Hardcover; 256 pgs.