Who Is Pope Francis?

Who Is Pope Francis?

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Overview

Follow the amazing journey of Pope Francis, whose warmth and humility have made him beloved around the world.

Jorge Mario Bergoglio, aka Pope Francis, from Argentina, is the first Jesuit pope, the first from the Americas, and the first from the Southern Hemisphere. Since being elected pope he has shown a humbler, less formal approach to his office than his predecessors: a warm style that has been referred to as "no frills." His common touch and accessibility, as well as his insistence that the church  be more open and welcoming, has quickly endeared him not only to Roman Catholics but to millions of others around the world.

This title in the New York Times best-selling series includes eighty illustrations that help bring Pope Francis's amazing story to life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451533364
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 08/08/2017
Series: Penguin Who Was...Series
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 94,640
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 850L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Stephanie Spinner is a full-time writer of children's books.

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Table of Contents

Who Is Pope Francis? 1

A Close Family 6

Becoming a Priest 15

Changes 30

A Changed Man 46

Choosing a Pope 55

Shocking News 68

A New Day 76

A Helping Hand 84

Taking Charge 89

A Church of the Heart 98

Timelines 104

Bibliography 106

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