10 Things Pope Francis Wants You to Know

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Since his election, Pope Francis has captured the attention of media and the people. Transfixed by his charisma and the many firsts of his papacy – first pope from the Americas, first Jesuit Pope, and first to be named Francis – they are now eager to know the substance of the man. In 10 Things Pope Francis Wants You to Know, John L. Allen, Jr., veteran Vatican news analyst, author, and National Catholic Reporter Senior Correspondent, writes with intimacy and clarity, from the perspective of his decades of experience covering the papacy.

Discover the qualities that have defined Pope Francis from his days as a Cardinal and the early days of his papacy. Using the most recent, as well as archived, interviews with Pope Francis and those who know him, Allen describes his vision of leadership and evangelism and his desire for the Church to be close to the people, especially the poor. Allen describes several more teachings and insights from Pope Francis, such as: Never give up on God’s mercy, always remain optimistic, create unity, and even keep a sense of humor. After reading 10 Things, you will know your new Pope and feel your faith renewed.


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    Getting To Know Pope Francis Books & Other Religious Goods

    Posted by Unknown on 7th Oct 2013

    These writings really helped me to see where Pope Francis stands and to see his vision. So intriguing and enlightening! You will be inspired and feel a new love for your religion after reading this. There are many other religious goods available from the St. Jude Shop.

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    Catholic Supply store, Pope Francis

    Posted by Unknown on 16th Sep 2013

    This little pamphlet is a must for all catholic Religious Ed classes. It helps introduce Pope Francis to students and lets them get to know him. I recommend this wholeheartedly.