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Francis : pope of a new world

Author: Andrea Tornielli
Publisher: San Francisco : Ignatius Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This complete biography offers the keys to understanding the man who was a surprise choice, even a kind of revolutionary choice, for pope. It is the story of the humble pastor of one of the world's largest archdioceses; a cardinal who takes the bus, talks with common folk, and lives simply. It is the story of why the cardinal electors of the Catholic Church set aside political and diplomatic calculations to elect a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Francis, Pope; Benedict, Pope; Benedict, Pope; Francis, Pope
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea Tornielli
ISBN: 1586178520 9781586178529
OCLC Number: 830947022
Notes: Translation of: Francesco insieme.
Description: xiii, 175 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Habemus Papam Franciscum --
If a pope resigns because of old age --
Padre Bergoglio's conclave --
Risotto in the Bergoglio house --
The confession on September 21 --
A priest under the dictatorship --
A cardinal on the subway --
The villas miserias and "the imperialism of money" --
Francis, the reasons for a name --
What the pope will be --
A life "transfixed" by God's look of love.
Other Titles: Francesco insieme.
Jorge Maria Bergoglio
Responsibility: Andrea Tornielli ; translated by William J. Melcher.

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"This complete biography offers the keys to understanding the man who was a surprise choice, even a kind of revolutionary choice, for pope. It is the story of the humble pastor of one of the world's largest archdioceses; a cardinal who takes the bus, talks with common folk, and lives simply. It is the story of why the cardinal electors of the Catholic Church set aside political and diplomatic calculations to elect a pope to lead the renewal and purification of the worldwide Church of our time." -- from publisher's website.

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Disorganized material

by DrJeffKoloze (WorldCat user published 2013-08-17) Poor Permalink
While the author and translator mean well by introducing Pope Francis to American English speakers, the material is disorganized, jumping from one aspect of his election to the papacy to a childhood memory to commentary on the Vatileaks scandal to this to that.  The chronological switching makes...
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