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A biography of Pope Francis that describes the making of a revolutionary leader who is using the power of his position to challenge and redirect the world's largest Christian church.
Based on extensive interviews in Argentina and years of study of the Catholic Church, this biography provides never-before-explained context on how one man's ambitious program began -- and how it will likely end -- through an investigation of Francis's youth growing up in Buenos Aires and the dramatic events during the Peron era that shaped his beliefs; his ongoing conflicts and disillusionment with the ensuing doctrines of a n authoritarian and militaristic government in the 1970s; how his Jesuit training in Argentina and Chile gave him a unique understanding and advocacy or a "Church of the Poor"; and his rise from cardinal to papacy.
Author: Austen Ivereigh
Publisher: Picador, Henry & Holt Company