Against The Tide.
Against The Tide
John L. Allen, Jr.
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9780764825163, $5.99, www.amazon.com
Pope Francis (born Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 17 December 1936) is the 266th and current Pope of the Catholic Church, in which capacity he is Bishop of Rome and absolute Sovereign of the Vatican City State. One year ago, when Pope Francis was elected Pope, he inherited a church in the throws of international and far reaching scandals ranging from the priestly abuse of children, to financial corruption, to the role of nuns with respect to dealing with family planning issues; to the decreasing numbers of young men studying for the priesthood, to ecclesiastical clashes within the church hierarchy, and a great deal more. Within this past year Pope Francis has provided a beacon of inspiration and renewed confidence in the papacy that hasn't been seen in centuries. "Against the Tide: The Radical Leadership of Pope Francis" is a 64 page pamphlet by John L. Allen, Jr. that provides a succinct and informative summary of how Pope Francis has approached his responsibilities and the changes of attitude he has engendered with his positions, his preaching, his outreach, and his symbolic gestures. Simply stated, "Against the Tide: The Radical Leadership of Pope Francis" is highly recommended reading for all Catholics and will prove of immense interest to non-Catholics whom Pope Francis has impressed.
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