Get to Know Pope Francis
It’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.
Writing from Rome as he covered the election and the days following, Allen observed Pope Francis firsthand and presents him as both a seasoned, reflective leader and simply – as the Italian papers dubbed him — “the world’s parish priest.” If Pope Francis has changes in mind for the Church, Allen’s new work also gives readers insight into what might be coming. Find out more about 10 key themes that characterize the new Pope’s words and actions in 10 Things Pope Francis Wants You to Know, in English and Spanish and as a print or eBook. Click here to see sample pages or to buy the book.