Man of Prayer
by Mario Escobar
First Jesuit. First Latin American. And a new pope who chose as his first act a simple request: "please pray for me."
Francis is the complete biography of a humble man who has suddenly become one of the most powerful and influential men on the planet.
"The story begins in 1934, in the Salesian prayer chapel of San Antonio, in the neighborhood of Almagro in Buenos Aires." Read an excerpt from the new book, Francis: Man of Prayer.
Jon M. Sweeney
While we are all trying to figure out who Pope Francis is, Mario Escobar does a good job of leading us to him.
Phil Fox Rose
Progressives who've responded warmly to Pope Francis' early actions as pope may be surprised to learn how conservative he is on some social issues.
I appreciated the information about Argentine history and the Jesuits: this background helped me get a better feel for Pope Francis's background and what helped form his as a man, a priest, and a bishop.
Like it or not, the person who fills the office of the pope has monumental influence on the world. And so regardless of your religious affiliation, it's good to be educated about the man who fills this position right now.