Pope Francis

Pope Francis

Untying the Knots : the Struggle for the Soul of Catholicism

Book - 2015
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From his first appearance on a Vatican balcony, Pope Francis proved himself a Pope of Surprises. With a series of potent gestures, history's first Jesuit pope declared a mission to restore authenticity and integrity to a Catholic Church bedevilled by sex abuse and secrecy, intrigue and in-fighting, ambition and arrogance. He declared it should be "a poor Church, for the poor." But the author claims that there's a hidden past to this modest man with the winning smile: Jorge Mario Bergoglio was previously a bitterly divisive figure. His decade as leader of Argentina's Jesuits left the religious order deeply split, and his behavior during Argentina's Dirty War, when military death squads snatched innocent people from the streets, raised serious questions.
Publisher: New York ; London ; Oxford ; New Delhi ; Sydney : Bloomsbury, 2015
Edition: First U.S. edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781632861153
1632861151
Characteristics: xxv, 470 pages, 8 leaves of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

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Patrickd39
Jun 08, 2016

Paul Vallely writes very clearly and tracks Pope Francis in an easy to understand American style, though Mr. Vallely is a British subject. Included at the end of the text is a detailed report on multiple changes Francis has undertaken. Clearly there was something rotten in Rome.

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