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Open to God: Open to the World
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Pope Francis Antonio Spadaro
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Open to God: Open to the World

Pope Francis Antonio Spadaro


9781472959010

Continuum


Religion & beliefs;
Religion: general;
Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church


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240 pages

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Pope Francis's impact on the modern world has already proved extraordinary. It is no surprise that he was voted Time magazine's Person of the Year (in 2013), joining the likes of Martin Luther King (1964) and President John F. Kennedy (1961). Francis has turned the Catholic Church upside-down, flung open the windows of the Vatican and started to purge the church of corruption, nepotism and financial skulduggery. But above all he is engaged with the poor, the starving and the marginalised. He has made important visits to troubled spots in the world and invariably people say his appearances change everything.

Pope Francis is in constant dialogue with the outside world and with the universal Catholic Church. He likes being asked questions, finding it easy to respond, and maintains a good relationship with the press. In this new book are some of his most valuable engagements in dialogue form with people of all sorts and kinds. On the one hand, there is his recent engagement with priests in Colombia who are locked in a struggle for human rights. In another lengthy piece, he talks about the importance of scripture, in a way which shows how this is a living source of inspiration. Also included are the texts of the Pope's most recent addresses in Myanmar, Peru and Chile.

Open to God: Open to the World offers a fascinating glimpse into the mind and workings of this entirely different Pope. As we see in these conversations the Franciscan revolution is under way and, in spite of Francis's critics, the revolution will roll on and new horizons will be opened for the one and a half billion Catholics in the world today.

By:   Pope Francis, Antonio Spadaro
Imprint:   Continuum
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 135mm, 
ISBN:   9781472959010
ISBN 10:   1472959019
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   October 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Pope Francis (Jorge Mario Bergoglio) was born in Buenos Aires in 1936, the son of a railwayman. He joined the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) at the age of 21 and was ordained a priest in 1969. He was elected Archbishop of Buenos Aires in 1998 and was created cardinal by Pope John Paul II in 2001 with the title of cardinal priest of San Roberto Bellarmino. He was elected the 266th Pope in March 2013. Antonio Spadaro was born in Sicily in 1966. After graduating from Messina University he joined the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). He earned a doctorate from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, where he now teaches at the Theological Faculty. In 2011 he was appointed Consultor of the Pontifical Council for Culture and of the Pontifical Council of Social Communication by Pope Benedict XVI. He currently lives in Rome where he is the director of the long-standing periodical La Civilta Cattolica.

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