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This beloved classic is an accessible—but thorough—biography of the saint from Assisi. With a historian’s grasp of the cultural forces that shaped St. Francis, Englebert draws on the traditional sources for a spiritual look at this popular religious figure. His compelling story will speak deeply to anyone seeking to live their faith simply and authentically.
Pope Francis was born Jorge Mario Bergoglio on December 17, 1936, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was ordained as a priest in 1969 and became Archbishop of Buenos Aires in 1998. He was elected pope by the College of Cardinals following the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI on March 13, 2013.
His life has been marked by a deep humility, concern for the poor, and a passion for engaging people from all walks of life in a conversation about the role of faith in our lives and in the world.
The Joy of the Gospel is his first Apostolic Exhortation.
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