The Election of Pope Francis: An Inside Account of the Conclave That Changed History

by Gerard O’connell

Hardcover, 2019



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Adult > Pope Francis


Orbis Books (2019), 336 pages


Here is a fascinating behind-the-scenes account of history in the making-- the election in 2013 of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, the first Latin American pope, the first Jesuit pope, and the first pope to choose the name Francis. The author, a friend the Pope, now reveals what actually happed inside the secret conclave.

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Well written expose format which might have used a bit more editing to avoid duplicate explanations in different aspects. This was a good look at the behind the scenes political antics involved in the selection of the most powerful man in Christendom. Because the writer is a personal friend of Pope
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Francis, it may not be viwed by some as unbiased, but it made for fascinating and easy reading about a little known subject.
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336 p.; 6.2 inches


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