Francis, Pope of Good Promise

Francis, Pope of Good Promise

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Published to coincide with Pope Francis' visit to the U.S., a prize-winning author and journalist chronicles the pontiff's first year as pope and also charts his formation as a priest and bishop against the dramatic backdrop of Argentina's turbulent politics and the challenging principles he adopted as a member of the Jesuit order.

McMillan Palgrave

From the moment Pope Francis stepped on to the balcony of St Peter's, people around the globe sensed that not only the Catholic Church, but the world at large, could be entering a new spiritual, political and social age. The pomp and circumstance that had characterised the Vatican for as long as most people could remember evaporated as Francis asked the throng gathered in the square to "pray over" him before he gave his first blessing. Not since John XXIII, had a new Pope opened the windows of the Church so widely to let in some much needed fresh air.

This biography of Pope Francis charts Jorge Mario Bergoglio's formation as a priest and bishop against the dramatic backdrop of Argentina's turbulent politics and the challenging principles he adopted as a member of the Jesuit order. It examines critically the extent to which his social conscience was influenced by the legacy of the country's controversial president General Peron and his wife Evita, and questions his moral standing during the Argentina military junta's ‘Dirty War' when he was accused of not having done enough on behalf of the victims, including fellow Jesuit priests. Few Vatican elections have generated as much interest as that of Cardinal Jose Bergoglio. Francis, Pope of Good Promise, the first detailed biography to include an analysis of Pope Francis's first year at the Vatican, will appear just as he makes his first visit to the US.


In time for his visit to the US, a biography of Pope Francis I that will be the first to chronicle his first wondrous year as Pontiff



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Looks at the life of Pope Francis, from his controversial time as priest and bishop during Argentina's Dirty War, through his first year as pope.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015
Edition: First U.S. Edition
ISBN: 9781250076496
1250076498
Branch Call Number: 282.092 B
Characteristics: xvi, 432 pages ;,25 cm

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