Pray For Me: The Life and Spiritual Vision of Pope Francis
First Pope From the Americas
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Pray For Me is a unique opportunity to get to know Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now and forever to be known as Pope Francis. Humble, unassuming, and generous in his mannerisms towards his papal appointment, Pope Francis has challenged commonly held actions of the church. Staying true to biblical principles and Catholic doctrine Pope Francis opens his arms and heart wide to include all God’s people and encourages us all to love each other and God.
This book is divided into two components. Part 1 focuses exclusively on the Pope Francis’s very first days as a new pope. Part 2 elucidates how an individual grows up to become a pope starting with his childhood days in Buenos Aires and his spiritual journey that led him to Rome. Filled with inspirational stories and vivid descriptions, Moynihan documents the many reasons why it’s no surprise that Pope Francis is held in such high esteem by so many.
About the Book:
From the founder and editor of Inside the Vatican magazine, the world’s most well-informed, comprehensive monthly on the Roman Catholic Church, comes this enlightening introduction to the life and spiritual teachings of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, the first Pope of the Americas.
On March, 13, 2013, 115 Cardinals elected for the first time a Pope from outside of Europe. Pope Francis, a native of Argentina, is not just the first Pope from the Southern Hemisphere, he is also the first Jesuit to ever hold the Chair of Peter. This means a bridging of the Northern and Southern hemispheres and religious traditions in a way we’ve never seen before, signifying a new global vision for the 1.2 billion people who call themselves Catholic.
Now a leading expert on the papacy provides the ultimate introduction to this new Pope, including biographical information and an absorbing collection of Jorge Mario Bergoglio most persuasive words.
About the Author:
DR. ROBERT MOYNIHAN is founder and editor of Inside the Vatican magazine, a monthly journal on Church and world affairs from Rome. He is regarded as one of the world’s leading Vatican analysts.He received his Ph.D. in medieval studies from Yale University and divides his time between Rome and Annapolis, Maryland.