Product DescriptionFrancis, Bishop of Rome is a short biography of Pope Francis by Michael Collins, international author and Vatican scholar. He feels history was first made when Jorge Mario Bergoglio chose the name Francis and then when he identified himself as Bishop of Rome instead of Pope. In these two things in particular we got the first hints and were seeing "a new and different approach to the Petrine ministry than what we have come to know". The biography is a paperback and has 121 pages. Although short, the biography covers a lot of material starting with Pope Francis' early life, his experience with the Jesuits, his time as Bishop of Buenos Aires, the time of Pope Benedict and then on to his election as Pope Francis. Collins also takes a look at issues currently being dealt with in the church and how the election of Pope Francis might affect the handling of these issues. A reflection of how Pope Francis presents an image of caring and humbleness is seen on the cover of the book where he kneels to wash the feet of strangers. However, as Collins says "an enormous task awaits him engaging the hopes and expectations of millions".
Francis, Bishop of Rome Paperback 121PGS