In his choice of a
name, did Pope Francis also indicate an agenda, a vision, and a sense of
mission? As Leonardo Boff observes, the spirit of St. Francis, the
most beloved of all saints, invites the church to embrace the poor, to
promote peace, and to adopt an ecological consciousness. In embracing
these values, Pope Francis has unleashed enormous hopes.
In this enthusiastic
work, Boff explores the connections between the two Francises--and the
promise they hold for the church and the world today.