The Church of Mercy (paperback edition)

by Pope Francis

The Church of Mercy (paperback edition)
Publication date: 2014-04-20
Number of pages: 200
ISBN: 9780829441703

Pope Francis has captured the world's attention with his seemingly counterintuitive approach to leadership. In The Church of Mercy, readers get a first-hand look at Pope Francis's vision of the good news of Christian hope and mercy.

Designed for a broad readership, The Church of Mercy collects for the first time the pope's views on being a church that exists among and for the people, solidarity for the poor, and the need to demolish the idols of power and money.

Pope Francis, formerly Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J., served the Jesuits as novice master, lecturer, provincial, confessor, and spiritual director before Pope John Paul II named him Archbishop of Buenos Aires. He was elected to the papacy on March 13, 2013. He is the first pope from the Americas and the first pope to choose the name Francis, in honor of St. Francis of Assisi.

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