Pope Francis: From the End of the Earth to Rome

Pope Francis: From the End of the Earth to Rome

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by The Staff of The Wall Street Journal
     
 

On March 13, the cardinals of the Catholic Church, gathered to elect a successor to a living Pope for the first time in 600 years, announced a dramatic shift. By elevating Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina to become Pope Francis the 266th Pontiff, the cardinals were naming the first-ever Pope from the growing New World to take the helm of the church at a

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On March 13, the cardinals of the Catholic Church, gathered to elect a successor to a living Pope for the first time in 600 years, announced a dramatic shift. By elevating Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina to become Pope Francis the 266th Pontiff, the cardinals were naming the first-ever Pope from the growing New World to take the helm of the church at a crucial moment.

It was a stunning move by a 2,000-year-old institution that has immense influence—with 1.2 billion adherents worldwide—and huge problems, including a decade-old sex-abuse scandal that has shattered faith in the institution, a shortage of priests and secular trends that have drained the church of members and challenged its relevancy in a changing world.

From the shocking decision by Pope Benedict XVI to retire, to the introduction of Pope Francis, from the back streets of Buenos Aires to the front row at St. Peter's Square, reporters from The Wall Street Journal have chronicled these dramatic weeks in the life of the oldest institution in the world. Now, in a new e-book, Journal reporters will present a detailed, timely and original biography of the new Pope Francis, as well as new insight on the bargaining and drama that surrounded his rise. Pope Francis will present the full, in-depth story of the church's change in direction and the man charged with leading it, and consider how Pope Francis might address the years of scandal and shortcomings while leading Catholics worldwide toward a deeper faith.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062292742
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/16/2013
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
100
Sales rank:
735,411
File size:
4 MB

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent. Everyone shoud read this even non-Catholics. Great story.
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REALLY, MR MAY 19th?>:(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Who aint like pope francis
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Dick
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the book; it's just I don't like P. Francis.