Pope Francis: Conversations with Jorge Bergoglio: His Life in His Own Words

Pope Francis: Conversations with Jorge Bergoglio: His Life in His Own Words

by Francesca Ambrogetti, Sergio Rubin
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Pope Francis: Conversations with Jorge Bergoglio: His Life in His Own Words by Francesca Ambrogetti, Sergio Rubin

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780698141278
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/30/2013
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 966,130
File size: 393 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

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.

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