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Pope Francis : untying the knots / Paul Vallely.

Vallely, Paul, (author.).

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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Eckhart PL - Auburn Plaza BIO POPE francis (Text) 840191002054034 Auburn Plaza - Biography Available -
Lebanon PL - Lebanon 282.092 VAL (Text) 34330512764888 Adult - Non-Fiction Available -
Monon Town and Twp PL - Monon 921 FRANCIS (Text) 36825000786416 Non-Fiction Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch B FRANCIS VALLELY (Text) 33946002875529 Biographies . End of Nonfiction section . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781472903709
  • ISBN: 1472903706
  • Physical Description: xii, 227 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: London ; Bloomsbury, 2013.

Content descriptions

General Note: "A Continuum book"--Title page verso.
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note: Dirty tricks in the Vatican -- The common touch -- Jesuit secrets -- What really happened in the Dirty War -- The Bishop of the Slums -- What changed Bergoglio? -- Francis : a man to change history -- A pope of surprises.
Summary, etc.: "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 there is 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 behaviour during Argentina's Dirty War, when military death squads snatched innocent people from the streets, raised serious questions--on which this book casts new light. Yet something dramatic then happened to Jorge Mario Bergoglio. He underwent an extraordinary transformation. After a time of exile he re-emerged having turned from a conservative authoritarian into a humble friend of the poor--and became Bishop of the Slums, making enemies among Argentina's political classes in the process. For Pope Francis - Untying the Knots, Paul Vallely traveled to Argentina and Rome to meet Bergoglio's intimates over the last four decade. His book charts a remarkable journey. It reveals what changed the man who was to become Pope Francis--from a reactionary into the revolutionary who is unnerving Rome's clerical careerists with the extent of his behind-the-scenes changes. In this perceptive portrait Paul Vallely offers both new evidence and penetrating insights into the kind of pope Francis could become."-from back cover.
Subject: Francis, Pope, 1936-
Popes > Biography.

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