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Publication Date: 16 May 2013
Format: Paperback
Publisher: SPCK
Page Count: 160
Author: Stefan von Kempis
ISBN-13: 9780281071463

Call to Serve, A

The Inside Story Of Pope Francis - Who He Is, How He Lives, What He Asks
By Stefan von Kempis
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He loves the tango, was trained as a Chemist, and in his youth he had a regular girlfriend whom he planned to marry. For a pope, Francis has an unusual life story. Drawing on conversations, interviews, inside information and the Pope's own writings and talks, A Call to Serve offers first-hand information, moving reflections, and profound insights into the life and character of Jorge Bergoglio, his ministry in Buenos Aires, the challenges he faces in Rome, and his vision for renewing the church and serving the world. Over one hundred and fifty full-colour photographs accompany the Pope's remarkable story, capturing key moments and people in his upbringing and former life in Argentina. They also chronicle the historic events surrounding the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the extraordinary series of surprises that followed the election of the first pope from the Americas.
About the Author
Stefan von Kempis is editor at Vatican Radio and author of several books on Pope Benedict XVI. Philip F. Lawler has covered the Catholic Church as editor for Catholic World News (see and Catholic World Report, and has written several books on political and religious affairs.

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