The first book by Pope Francis, publishing simultaneously all over the world in January 2016 to mark the Jubilee year.
Born in Buenos Aires in December 1936, Jorge Mario Bergoglio has been the Bishop of Rome and 266th Pope of the Catholic Church since the 13th of March 2013. On the 13th of March 2015 he decided to give a decisive turn to his papacy by announcing the Holy Year of Mercy that will begin on December 8th 2015 and will end on November 20th 2016. Andrea Tornielli is a Vatican expert, journalist at the newspaper La Stampa and runs the website Vatican Insider. He contributes to many international newspapers and has written many books, including the first biography of Pope Francis, Together (2013), which has been translated into 16 languages.
Pope Francis's chatty tone, his repeated references to episodes in
his own life and his clear, down-to-earth language, so rarely found
in papal pronouncements, make The Name of God Is Mercy a
pleasure to read. * The Guardian *
Francis offers the most vivid glimpse yet of this thinking on the struggles facing the Church in the 21st Century * Sunday Telegraph *
This gift for teaching - along with his inclusive vision of the world, and his warm, embracing manner - have been hallmarks of the pope's whirlwind tenure thus far in the Vatican, and they also inform his new book, The Name of God Is Mercy * The New York Times *
What makes his book most moving is the way in which this man, without disrespecting his own privacy or offering false bromides of modesty (what Douthat derides as "ostentatious humility"), opens the sacred space of his conscience to explain how he came to center his ministry, and now his papacy, around mercy. * The New Yorker *
As he has done throughout his papacy, Pope Francis shows in this book a compelling way to present God's love anew to a skeptical world without denying the ancient teachings of faith * TIME *