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The Resource Pope Francis : untying the knots, Paul Vallely

Pope Francis : untying the knots, Paul Vallely

Label
Pope Francis : untying the knots
Title
Pope Francis
Title remainder
untying the knots
Statement of responsibility
Paul Vallely
Title variation
Untying the knots
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vallely, Paul,
Dewey number
282.092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
BX1378.7
LC item number
.V35 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Francis
  • Popes
Label
Pope Francis : untying the knots, Paul Vallely
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A Continuum book"--Title page verso
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Dirty tricks in the Vatican
  • Common touch
  • Jesuit secrets
  • What really happened in the Dirty War
  • Bishop of the Slums
  • What changed Bergoglio?
  • Francis : a man to change history
  • A pope of surprises
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 227 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781472903709
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn840433312
  • (OCoLC)840433312
  • 1437038
Label
Pope Francis : untying the knots, Paul Vallely
Publication
Note
  • "A Continuum book"--Title page verso
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Dirty tricks in the Vatican
  • Common touch
  • Jesuit secrets
  • What really happened in the Dirty War
  • Bishop of the Slums
  • What changed Bergoglio?
  • Francis : a man to change history
  • A pope of surprises
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 227 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781472903709
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn840433312
  • (OCoLC)840433312
  • 1437038

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