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Pope Francis Paperback – April 5, 2013
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There are three parts, each with three chapters (how very Trinitarian):
1) THE VACANT SEE:
At the End There Was Silence
I Will Simply Be a Pilgrim
You Look for a Man Who Reminds You of Jesus
2) WE HAVE A POPE:
From the Ends of the Earth
In This Way the Church Will Go Forward
Be Protectors of God's Gifts!
3) YOU ARE PETER:
A True Porteno
Jesus Is the Door
Grace Always Comes First
In plain English and speaking to the lay faithful in the pew, Bunson helps remove the confusion from the mystery of the events we just witnessed.
If these indeed were the qualities that the members of the College of Cardinals had in mind as they headed to the conclave on March 12, 2013, then it would certainly appear that they got their man. The person that they selected on the fifth ballot, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina would certainly seem to embody each and every one of these virtues. Yet his election was a surprise to virtually everyone. Matthew E. Bunson has chronicled one of the most extraordinary months in history of the Roman Catholic Church in his new book "Pope Francis". From the announcement of the unprecedented resignation of Pope Benedict XVI on February 11, 2013 to the election and installation of Pope Francis just a few weeks later Bunson gives his readers inside access to these historic events. Meanwhile, you will come to know the new Pope by way of a number of memorable stories from his days as a priest, bishop and Cardinal in Buenos Aires. By choosing the name Francis the new Pontiff has given us a strong hint of the direction his Pontificate will be taking.
While "Pope Francis" was never meant to be a comprehensive biography of Jorge Mario Bergoglio the book is certainly a great way to become acquainted with the new leader of the world's one billion Catholics.Read more ›
Nice history of precedents of pope's "resigning" and overview of Pope Francis's biography and explanation of problems for the Church and the poor in Argentina. Photos of the new pope's family and younger day. Gives one an idea of Pope Francis the man; a man who knows who he is - he walks with the anawim.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Easy read and interesting history of Pope Francis life as a Jesuit and Pope Benedicts resignationPublished 9 months ago by Barbara Bolt
especially informative and thorough in knowledge of and historical review.Published 22 months ago by dorothy a. ryan
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. it gave me incite into Pope Francis as a man...I am happy that the Cardinals chose him. He will help the church through the next few years.Published 24 months ago by Jacqueline Crooker
SO GOOD I'VE GIVEN SEVERAL COPIES TO FRIENDS & ENEMIES.Published on July 14, 2014 by William F. Goddard
Matt Bunson has done it again. He has given us a book on a major Catholic situation, a new pope, and in understandable laymen language lead us to understand who Pope Francis is and... Read morePublished on July 6, 2014 by SQA