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A Big Heart Open to God

A Conversation With Pope Francis

By Pope Francis, 1936- interviewee

The world was shocked when Jesuit magazines across the globe simultaneously released an exclusive interview with Pope Francis, just six months into his historic papacy. Within minutes of its release, the interview dominated the worldwide media. In a wide-ranging conversation, Pope Francis spoke movingly about his spiritual life, his hopes for church reform, his open-minded stance toward gays and lesbians, his views on women, and even his favorite movies.

America magazine, where the idea for the interview originated, commissioned a team of five Italian-language experts to ensure that the pope's words were transmitted accurately into English. Now this remarkable, historic, and moving interview is available in book form.

In addition to the full papal interview conducted by Antonio Spadaro, SJ, on behalf of the Jesuit journals, A Big Heart Open to God includes an introduction by the editor in chief of America, Matt Malone, SJ, describing the genesis of the interview, a series of responses by a diverse range of Catholic voices, and a spiritual refection on the interview by James Martin, SJ, author of Te Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything. In his refection, Father Martin helps readers use the pope's powerful comments as a foundation for personal prayer.

In this historic interview, Pope Francis's vision for the church and humanity itself is delivered through a warm and intimate conversation, and he shows us all how to have a big heart open to God.


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Author: Francis, Pope, 1936- interviewee
Summary: An interview with Pope Francis reveals his thoughts on personal and controversial topics, including his vision of the church, stance on gays and lesbians, and his own humanity.
Title: A big heart open to God : a conversation with Pope Francis / interview by Antonio Spadaro, SJ ; spiritual reflections by James Martin, SJ ; foreword by Matt Malone, SJ.
Subject: Francis, Pope, 1936- -- Interviews. Popes -- Interviews.
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Format: Ebook
Author: Francis, Pope, 1936- interviewee.
Summary: An interview with Pope Francis reveals his thoughts on personal and controversial topics, including his vision of the church, stance on gays and lesbians, and his own humanity.
Title: A big heart open to God : a conversation with Pope Francis / interview by Antonio Spadaro, SJ ; spiritual reflections by James Martin, SJ ; foreword by Matt Malone, SJ.
Edition: First edition.
Description: 1 online resource
Subjects: Francis, Pope, 1936- -- Interviews.
Subjects: Popes -- Interviews.
Genre: Electronic books.
Other Author: Spadaro, Antonio, interviewer.
Other Author: Martin, James, 1960- writer of added commentary.
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Other Author: Smith, Karen Sue. Pope engaged in the world.
Other Author: Cupich, Blase J. Francis the witness.
Other Author: Dolan, Timothy Michael. Alleluia!
Other Author: Hanvey, James. Call of the spirit.
Other Author: Rohr, Richard. Work of a Christian lifetime.
Other Author: Imbelli, Robert P. Ongoing conversation.
Other Author: Clark, Meghan J. One human family.
Other Author: Weber, Kerry. Mercy-ing.
Other Author: Patterson, Margot. Accessible Pope.
Other Author: Martens, John W., 1960- Pope's interview and the Biblr.
Other Author: Christiansen, Drew. People of God, at long last.
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