God Is Always Near: Conversations with Pope Francis

God Is Always Near: Conversations with Pope Francis


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"The Pope is a man who laughs, cries, is at peace with the world, and has friends like everyone else. A normal person!"—Pope Francis

Reluctant at first to speak with journalists—"It's true that I do not give interviews…it requires quite an effort to do so"—Pope Francis quickly and enthusiastically took to the form. True to his nature—warm, friendly, frank—he speaks in plain language about the needs of the Church, the poor, the ordinary person, the world at large, and of himself, "a sinner whom the Lord has looked upon."

God is Always Near brings together Pope Francis' first interviews, drawing each of us into fascinating conversations that reveal his love for people and his trust in the mercy of a loving God, who is always near.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612789149
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor, Publishing Division
Publication date: 06/15/2015
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Giuseppe Costa 7

Chapter 1 The Flight from Rome to Rio de Janeiro Pope Francis's Meeting with Journalists Monday, July 22, 2013 13

Chapter 2 Rede Gloho For a Church That Is Near Gerson Camarotti Thursday, July 25, 2013 19

Chapter 3 Radio Catedral For a More Humane Culture Saturday, July 27,2013 33

Chapter 4 The Flight from Rio de Janeiro to Rome Pope Francis's Meeting with Journalists Sunday, July 28, 2013 35

Chapter 5 La Civiltà Cattolica An Interview with Pope Francis Antonio Spadaro, S.J. Thursday, September 19,2013 69

Chapter 6 La Repubblica The Pope: "This Is How I'll Change the Church" Eugenio Scalfari Tuesday, October 1,2013 107

Chapter 7 La Stampa "Never Be Afraid of Tenderness" Andrea Tomielli Monday, December 16,2013 127

Chapter 8 Corriere della Sera "Benedict XVI Isn't a Statue. He Is a Participant in the Life of the Church" Ferruccio de Bortoli Wednesday, March 5,2014 139

Chapter 9 Pope Francis's Interview with Young People from Belgium Monday, March 31,2014 151

Chapter 10 The Flight from Tel Aviv to Rome Pope Francis's Meeting with Journalists Monday, May 26,2014 163

Chapter 11 La Vanguardia The Great Revolution Is to Get to the Roots Henrique Cymerman Thursday, June 12, 2014 181

Chapter 12 Il Messaggero A Change of Era Franca Giansoldati Sunday, June 29, 2014 193

Chapter 13 La Repubblica The Pope: "Like Jesus, I'll Use a Stick on Pedophile Priests" Eugenio Scalfari Sunday July 13,2014 205

Chapter 14 The Flight from Seoul to Rome Pope Francis Meets with a Group of Journalists Monday, August 18,2014 215

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