The Election of Pope Francis

Author: O'Connell, Gerard

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 1608337812

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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Here is a fascinating behind-the-scenes account of history in the making-- the election in 2013 of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, the first Latin American pope, the first Jesuit pope, and the first pope to choose the name Francis. The author, a friend the Pope, now reveals what actually happed inside the secret conclave.

Passing the Keys

Author: Francis A. Burkle-Young

Publisher: N.A


Category: Religion

Page: 522

View: 1623

Describes the papal elections and theological views of popes since 1878, and describes the principal candidates and early negotiations for a new pope

The Conclave

Author: Anura Guruge

Publisher: N.A



Page: 520

View: 4355

Everything you ever wanted to know about conclaves (and papal transitions)' would not be a good description for this book. That would not have been enough of a challenge for the author. What motivates him is arcana, demographics, obscurity, data analysis, history & trivia. Hence, a better description for this book would be 'Everything you never realized you wished to know about conclaves (and papal transitions)'. Hopefully, that gives you a flavor of what is in store.It is detailed enough that all Catholic cardinals will find it of value - as was the case with the author's 'The Next Pope 2011' book - which listed Jorge Mario Bergoglio (i.e., Pope Francis) on page 4 as a 'The Top Ten Papabili' two-years ahead of the 2013 conclave.This book builds upon, expands, embellishes, updates, refines & burnishes the wealth of sede vacante (i.e., papal vacancy) information & data that appeared in that book. In addition, this book includes all that happened during Pope Benedict XVI's reign and resignation, as well as Pope Francis' election and subsequent innovations, e.g., elevation of the 'irregular' cardinal bishops.The mode of presentation was also changed to deliver the information 'broadband' albeit in a structured, graduated and granular manner - i.e., lots of bullet points, summaries, tables, etc. The reader can easily pick and choose a path through the book. It does not have to be read sequentially.The 'Table of Contents' and the liberal use of 'topic headings' will provide ample navigational clues. Exploit Amazon's 'Look Inside' feature to peruse some of the pages and 'front matter'. You are unlikely to be disappointed.This book was not written for monetary gain, instead it was all about posterity. It is the author's 34th book and his 12th related to popes. It was a book he had not intended to write. He was toying with an autobiographical book, but felt the call of destiny. With his 'Papal Names' book he had compiled a body of unique research that would gainfully serve future generations. He felt that he had to do something similar re. conclaves. Hence, this book. A book that is intended to be a credible baseline reference on all aspects of conclaves up to and including the conclave to elect Pope Francis' successor. Always remember that Amazon has an unparalleled 'return' policy for books. You can always read it, gain some dynamite insights and then opt to return it. Much worse has happened when it comes to conclaves.This is the 4th edition of this book -- published in November 2020. It very well might be the last edition since the author, yet again, is moving onto write about his other interests.

Praying in Rome

Author: Timothy M. Dolan

Publisher: Image

ISBN: 0804139288

Category: Religion

Page: 40

View: 3951

The Archbishop of New York offers his insight on his time in Rome, the Conclave and the election of a new Holy Father, Pope Francis. Since February 2013, many have asked Cardinal Timothy Dolan to comment about Pope Benedict XVI's resignation, his final days in the Vatican, the Conclave, and the excitement and joy of the election of Pope Francis. Those two months--between the time Pope Benedict announced his retirement up until the election of Pope Francis--were a deeply spiritual and important period for the Cardinal. In this eBook original, he reflects on that most exciting of times. By turns, witty, provocative, and inspiring Cardinal Dolan gives a first hand account of what happened during those days and what it means for the future of the Church.

Pope Francis

Author: Massimo Faggioli

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 0809148927

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 7944

Captures some special moments and some key issues at the heart of the transition from Pope Benedict XVI to Francis, with the intuition that this unexpected transition reveals something which is not only a special "Catholic event," but also a particular historical moment in a tradition in flux.

The Rhetoric of Pope Francis

Author: Christopher J. Oldenburg

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1498572375

Category: Religion

Page: 182

View: 330

This book provides an extensive rhetorical analysis of Pope Francis’s visual, spatial, tactile, written, and oral discourse. It reveals how the interrelated topoi of illness, space, mercy, and conversion converge to articulate Francis’s vision for the Church.

The Unofficial Biography of Pope Francis (Jorge Mario Bergoglio)

Author: Antonio Romero

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781484073728

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 66

View: 6715

On February 11 2013 Pope Benedict XVI did something that no Bishop of Rome had done since 1415 - he resigned. Accustomed to popes serving for life, the Catholic Church was thrown into disarray. When Benedict stepped down on February 28 the church had had only 17 days to come to terms with this momentous development and speculation was rife as to who would succeed him. A number of cardinals were seen as likely choices, but in the end the election chose one who had been seen as a rival to Benedict in 2005 and was thought to have missed his chance. Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina became Pope Francis on March 13 2013. There are similarities between Benedict XVI and Francis. Both were relatively old on election; Francis was 76, whereas John Paul II had been elected at the age of 58. Both have traditional positions on many social issues. Benedict XVI is an intellectual, however, whereas much of his replacement's reputation is built on his humility and common touch. Many Catholics and other observers of the church are waiting to see in what direction the new pope will steer his church and its 1.2 billion members.

Pope Francis

Author: The New York Times Editorial Staff

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 164282173X

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 5716

Pope Francis was elected after the first papal resignation in nearly six centuries. Francis inherited a Church in crisis: sex abuse scandals, Vatican disorder, and a diminishing Catholic flock in a changing world. The first Latin American pope, Pope Francis has brought social justice commitments to Church reform and to international affairs. His efforts have drawn simultaneous acclaim and controversy as he has attempted to balance major changes with the fundamental teachings of the Catholic Church. Media Literacy Terms and Questions are also featured in this unique collection of coverage centering around one of the world's prominent religious leaders.

Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism

Author: Gerard Mannion

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107142547

Category: Religion

Page: 269

View: 9815

A study of the most important document from Pope Francis to date exploring key components of his agenda for the church.