Pope Francis

Pope Francis

In His Own Words

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"Over 250 quotations from Pope Francis's books, letters, and sermons present his insights and viewpoint on Christian life and belief as well as social issues. Includes a brief biography and timeline of his life"--Provided by publisher.

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The moment the identity of the newly elected 266th pontiff was revealed, it was clear to the thousands gathered in St. Peter’s Square, and to the watching world, that this pope was different in fascinating and exciting ways ? the first from Latin America, the first Jesuit, and the first to take the name Francis, in honor of St. Francis of Assisi.

When Pope Francis, formerly Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, spoke from the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica, he greeted his audience colloquially: ?Brothers and sisters, good evening.” Downplaying his power and position, he proceeded not to bless the crowd but to ask them for their blessing: ?I ask a favor of you,” he said, bowing humbly. ?Let us make, in silence, this prayer: your prayer over me.”

Francis has repeatedly foregone the fancy dress, lavish accommodations, and other luxuries of his position, emphasizing pastoral work with the sick and the poor and always seeking to empower the underdog. This revealing collection of his own words, gathered from sermons, interviews, and the Pope’s books, prompts understanding and insight into his way of being and believing ? and inspires goodwill, love, and hope.


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Collects quotations from Pope Francis's books, letters, and sermons, presenting his insights and viewpoint on Christian life and belief as well as social issues.

Publisher: Novato, Calif. : New World Library, 2013
ISBN: 9781608682485
Characteristics: xvi, 137 p

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