Category: Catholicism


Get to Know Pope Francis

824371.jpgIt’s been just a short time since the election of Pope Francis, yet “urban legends” about him are blooming like spring flowers in St. Peter’s Square. To know the real Pope Francis, ignore the myths and focus instead on the attributes and values he has exhibited before and after his election, according to John L. Allen, Jr., senior Vatican analyst for CNN and senior correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter. Allen has authored an intimate introduction to Pope Francis: 10 Things Pope Francis Wants You to Know. It’s one of the first publications about the new Pope that includes details from the early days of his papacy.