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Francis

Francis

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."

About the Book and Author

About the Book and Author

Francis is the complete biography of a humble man who has suddenly become one of the most powerful and influential men on the planet.


Francis: Read a Book Excerpt

Francis: Read a Book Excerpt

"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.

Did the Cardinals Know Who They Were Electing? A Book Review

Did the Cardinals Know Who They Were Electing? A Book Review

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.  

Book Club Roundtable

Will Pope Francis be a Reforming Pope?

Will Pope Francis be a Reforming Pope?

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. 

Forming a Pope

Forming a Pope

Sarah Reinhard

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.

15 Interesting Facts about Francis

15 Interesting Facts about Francis

Frank Viola

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.

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