Pope Francis: Conversations with Jorge Bergoglio: His Life in His Own Words - eBook
Pope Francis: Conversations with Jorge Bergoglio: His Life in His Own Words - eBook  -     By: Sergio Rubin, Francesca Ambrogetti
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Culled from extensive interviews over a period of two years, Pope Francis: Conversations with Jorge Bergoglio paints the picture of a humble Jesuit priest, preferential to simplicity over fanfare. Elected in one of the shortest conclaves in history, Pope Francis (formerly Archbishop Bergoglio of Argentina) is portayed as a learned and introspective man, not afraid to discuss highly-charged topics. The book offers an inside peek into the Pope's personal life and discusses the extraordinary role he played in the last conclave where he is said to have been tied with Joseph Ratzinger. Also included are some of the Pope's own writings, full of wisdom and inspiration.

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Berkley
Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 9780698141278
ISBN-13: 9780698141278

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An intimate and personal glimpse inside the mind of the leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, through his own words...

"I believe in the kindness of others, and that I must love them without fear."—Jorge Bergoglio, Pope Francis
 
Jorge Bergoglio 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. Here, in a series of extensive interviews conducted over two years, he reveals the very image of a humble priest and inspired teacher.
 
This is a portrait of a man more interested in substance than style. In spontaneous, intimate terms, he talks about his childhood and family life, his first job, the discovery of his calling, and his early days in the seminary. He was a teacher of psychology and literature who befriended writers such as Jorge Luis Borges. He cites Homer and Cervantes with ease, and names Babette’s Feast as a favorite film and Marc Chagall as a favorite painter. He also takes on uncomfortable subjects: the declining number of priests and nuns; celibacy; the scandals that have rocked the Church; and his experience with the military dictatorship of Argentina.

Through his own words, this book reveals a man who is thoughtful and witty, learned and introspective—one whose actions and words reflect his deeply rooted humility. Also included in this volume are Pope Francis’s own writings and reflections—full of wisdom and inspiration.

Author Bio

Francesca Ambrogetti was born in Rome. She is a journalist and social psychologist, and currently teaches journalism. In 1982 she headed the Association for Foreign Press in Argentina and from 2000 to 2003, the Association of Foreign Correspondents. She collaborates with the international media such as the Vatican Radio.

Sergio Rubin was born in Santa Fe, Argentina. He is an award-winning author, journalist, and is currently chief of religious news for the Clarín newspaper as well as editor of the supplement Valores Religiosos (Religious Values). He covered over a dozen of John Paul II’s trips, his funeral, and the election of Pope Benedict XVI. Among many international figures, he has interviewed Mother Teresa.

Features & Benefits

  • Definitive book on the thoughts and beliefs of former Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, culled from two years of interviews.
  • Paints the man as one interested in substance over style. He shunned private transportation and the luxurious archbishop's residence in favor of bus and subway travel and his simple, austere office.
  • Speaks about his experiences as a teacher and reveals his wit and intelligence - he cites Homer and Cervantes, names Babette's Feast as his favorite movie, Marc Chagall his favorite painter.
  • Directly addresses highly-charged topics: celibacy, sexual abuse scandals, life-work balance, Argentinean politics.
  • Reveals the one question he always asks young parents in confession.
  • Discusses the extraordinary role he played in the last conclave where he is said to have been tied with Joseph Ratzinger
  • Authors Sergio Rubin and Francesca Ambrogetti are award winning journalists.
  • Includes a forward by Rabbi Abraham Skorka

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