ISBN 9780451469410,Pope Francis: Conversations with Jorge Bergoglio: His Life in His Own Words

Pope Francis: Conversations with Jorge Bergoglio: His Life in His Own Words



Penguin Books India

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9780451469410

ISBN-10 0451469410

Paper Back

Number of Pages 304 Pages
Language (English)


I believe in the kindness of others and that I must love them without fear. - Jorge Bergoglio, Pope Francis Jorge Bergoglio is the first Latin American pope, the first Jesuit pope and the first to take the name Francis, after Saint Francis of Assisi, the thirteenth century friar known for his charity and kindness. Here, in a series of extensive interviews conducted over two years, he reveals the very image of a humble priest and inspired teacher.

This is a portrait of a man more interested in substance than style. In spontaneous, intimate terms, he talks about his childhood and family life, his first job, the discovery of his calling and his early days in the seminary. He was a teacher of psychology and literature who befriended writers such as Jorge Luis Borges. He cites homer and Cervantes with ease and names Babettes feast as a favorite film and Marc Chagall as a favorite painter. He also takes on uncomfortable subjects-the declining number of priests and nuns, celibacy, the scandals that have rocked the Church and his experience with the military dictatorship of Argentina.

Through his own words, this book reveals a man who is thoughtful and witty, learned and introspective-one whose actions and words reflect his deeply rooted humility. Also included in this volume are Pope Franciss own writings and reflections-full of wisdom and inspiration.

About the Author

Sergio Rubin was born in Santa Fe, Argentina. He is an award winning author, journalist and is currently chief of religious news for the Clarin newspaper as well as editor of the supplement Valores Religiosos (Religious values). He covered over a dozen of John Paul IIs trips, his funeral and the election of Pope Benedict XVI. Among many international figures, he has interviewed Mother Teresa.

Francesca Ambrogetti was born in Rome. She is a journalist and social psychologist and currently teaches journalism. In 1982 she headed the association for foreign press in Argentina and from 2000 to 2003, the association of foreign correspondents. She collaborates with the international media such as the Vatican radio