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Pope Francis in His Own Words

By Pope Francis, 1936-

The moment the identity of the newly elected 266th pontiff was revealed, it was clear to the thousands gathered in St. Peter’s Square, and to the watching world, that this pope was different in fascinating and exciting ways — the first from Latin America, the first Jesuit, and the first to take the name Francis, in honor of St. Francis of Assisi.

When Pope Francis, formerly Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, spoke from the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica, he greeted his audience colloquially: “Brothers and sisters, good evening.” Downplaying his power and position, he proceeded not to bless the crowd but to ask them for their blessing: “I ask a favor of you,” he said, bowing humbly. “Let us make, in silence, this prayer: your prayer over me.”

Francis has repeatedly foregone the fancy dress, lavish accommodations, and other luxuries of his position, emphasizing pastoral work with the sick and the poor and always seeking to empower the underdog. This revealing collection of his own words, gathered from sermons, interviews, and the Pope’s books, prompts understanding and insight into his way of being and believing — and inspires goodwill, love, and hope.

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Publish Date

2013

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160868248X


Format: Book
Author: Francis, Pope, 1936-
Summary: "Over 250 quotations from Pope Francis's books, letters, and sermons present his insights and viewpoint on Christian life and belief as well as social issues. Includes a brief biography and timeline of his life"--Provided by publisher.
Title: Pope Francis in his own words / edited by Julie Schwietert Collazo and Lisa Rogak.
Publisher Date: Novato, California : New World Library, [2013], ©2013.
Subject: Francis, Pope, 1936- -- Quotations. Christian life -- Catholic authors -- Quotations, maxims, etc.
Isbn: 160868248X 9781608682485
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Format: Book
Author: Francis, Pope, 1936-
Summary: "Over 250 quotations from Pope Francis's books, letters, and sermons present his insights and viewpoint on Christian life and belief as well as social issues. Includes a brief biography and timeline of his life"--Provided by publisher.
Title: Pope Francis in his own words / edited by Julie Schwietert Collazo and Lisa Rogak.
Publisher, Date: Novato, California : New World Library, [2013], ©2013.
Description: xvi, 137 pages ; 19 cm
Subjects: Francis, Pope, 1936- -- Quotations.
Subjects: Christian life -- Catholic authors -- Quotations, maxims, etc.
Other Author: Collazo, Julie Schwietert, editor of compilation.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 95-136).
LCCN: 2013013222
ISBN: 160868248X
ISBN: 9781608682485
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Available Copies: 3
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Call Number: 086.1 Fra