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Francis, a New World Pope

Francis, a New World Pope

by Michel Cool


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After Pope Benedict XVI's historic resignation of the papal office in February 2013, the College of Cardinals elected Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Archbishop of Buenos Aires -- now Pope Francis -- as the new leader of the world's estimated 1.2 billion Roman Catholics.

But who is this new Pope -- really?

In Francis, a New World Pope, Michel Cool surveys Pope Francis's journey to the papacy, his convictions, his personality, his writings, and the challenges he faces in his new office -- governance of the church, new evangelization in secularized societies, and poverty, among many others.

Peppered throughout with anecdotes that demonstrate the humanity of Pope Francis -- and his sensitivity to those who are most distant from the Church -- this book paints a vibrant portrait of the man who has chosen for his motto miserando atque eligendo: "lowly but chosen."

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802871008
Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date: 08/22/2013
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Michel Cool is a French journalist who specializes in religiousaffairs. His other books include the award-winningConversion au silence: Itin?raire spirituel d'unjournaliste.,

Table of Contents

Preface Mercy on the March vi

Chapter I Francis and the Seagull 1

Chapter II Ten Pressing Matters 28

Chapter III Pope Francis in His Own Words 55

Chapter IV The Pope We Have Been Waiting For 81

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