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Pope Francis to Publish First Book of His Papacy
The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/30/15 | Jennifer Maloney

Posted on 11/02/2015 6:20:58 AM PST by marshmallow

Pope Francis in January will publish the first book of his papacy, written in an interview format with Italian journalist and Vatican expert Andrea Tornielli.

The book's world-wide release on Jan. 12 will coincide with a special jubilee "year of mercy" that Pope Francis has called to reach out to alienated members of the church and to non-Catholics in need.

In the new book, "The Name of God Is Mercy: A Conversation with Andrea Tornielli," the pope "discusses mercy, a subject of central importance in his teaching and testimony, and in addition sums up other ideas-reconciliation, the closeness of God-that comprise the heart of his papacy," according to Random House, which bought North American rights in English and Spanish at auction from Italian publisher Piemme.

Random House will also release an audiobook in January. A spokeswoman for the publisher declined to say how much the company paid for the rights.

Bluebird, an imprint of Pan Macmillan, will publish the book in the U.K. and Commonwealth countries excluding Canada.

Rights so far have been sold in at least a dozen other languages, according to Piemme's website, and after Friday's announcement more queries came pouring in from countries including China, said Carole Tonkinson, Bluebird's publisher.

This isn't the first time the pope has used an interview format to speak to his flock. In a headline-grabbing 2013 interview with the Italian Jesuit journal Civiltà Cattolica, Pope Francis warned that the Catholic Church had become too focused on abortion, gay marriage and other social issues. That interview was later published in book form by HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins, which, like The Wall Street Journal, is owned by News Corp.

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Ministry/Outreach
KEYWORDS: catholic; church; miracles; pope
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1 posted on 11/02/2015 6:20:58 AM PST by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Can’t wait to not buy it.


2 posted on 11/02/2015 6:23:55 AM PST by Calpublican (Republican Party Now Stands for Nothing!!!!!(Except Conniving))
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To: marshmallow

An “interview format”. Then he did not “write” a book.

Wonder if he talks about Jesus in it. Seems like Jesus has little place in his theology.


3 posted on 11/02/2015 6:25:16 AM PST by Calpublican (Republican Party Now Stands for Nothing!!!!!(Except Conniving))
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To: marshmallow

If the public don’t want to buy it, nothing can stop them.


4 posted on 11/02/2015 7:26:13 AM PST by Arthur McGowan (Beau Biden's funeral, attended by Bp. Malooly, Card. McCarrick, and Papal Nuncio, Abp. Vigano.)
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To: Calpublican

I already know what’s in it. Flogging the Global Warming Hoax, socialism, Muslim invasion, and how horrible real Catholics are.


5 posted on 11/02/2015 7:27:27 AM PST by Arthur McGowan (Beau Biden's funeral, attended by Bp. Malooly, Card. McCarrick, and Papal Nuncio, Abp. Vigano.)
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To: marshmallow

This is his SECOND book!

http://thatthebonesyouhavecrushedmaythrill.blogspot.com/2013/12/the-pope-francis-little-book-of-insults.html


6 posted on 11/02/2015 7:29:11 AM PST by Arthur McGowan (Beau Biden's funeral, attended by Bp. Malooly, Card. McCarrick, and Papal Nuncio, Abp. Vigano.)
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To: marshmallow
More incoherent rantings from a psychotic mind.
7 posted on 11/02/2015 7:35:18 AM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: marshmallow
The First Edition was better......


8 posted on 11/02/2015 9:56:43 AM PST by SkyPilot ("I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6)
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To: marshmallow

It is a pop-up book?


9 posted on 11/02/2015 1:22:42 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (...â€Ã¢â€šÂ…“!...���ï)
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