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Pope Francis (Jorge Mario Bergoglio) was born in Buenos Aires in 1936, the son of a railwayman. He joined the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) at the age of 21 and was ordained a priest in 1969. He was elected Archbishop of Buenos Aires in 1998 and was created cardinal by Pope John Paul II in 2001 with the title of cardinal priest of San Roberto Bellarmino. He was elected the 266th Pope in March 2013. Antonio Spadaro was born in Sicily in 1966. After graduating from Messina University he joined the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). He earned a doctorate from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, where now he teaches at the Theological Faculty. In 2011 he was appointed Consultor of the Pontifical Council for Culture and of the Pontifical Council of Social Communication by Pope Benedict XVI. He currently lives in Rome where he is the director of the long-standing periodical La Civilt Cattolica.
Trade paperback. The first book written by Pope Francis, whose election in 2013 was greeted with great excitement and expectation. This will provide full insight into his vision for the Catholic Church today and in the future, at a time of great challenges and change. It is based on extended interviews he conducted with Antonio Spadaro, Jesuit priest and head of a major Catholic periodical in Rome; Pope Francis talks at length about his background, faith and vision, and Spadaro provides full accompanying commentary. Sure to attract major press coverage.
The first book published by Pope Francis, giving a fascinating and thoughtful insight to his vision of the modern-day Roman Catholic Church