Title

From the Ends of the Earth: Francis and the Reshaping of the Modern Papacy

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Video

Publication Date

4-5-2016

Abstract

"You know that it was the duty of the Conclave to give Rome a Bishop. It seems that my brother Cardinals have gone to the ends of the earth to get one... But here we are!" With these words Pope Francis, Bishop of Rome greeted the world. It was an unforgettable encounter that would kick-start a precarious journey of reform and renewal in the Catholic Church. The man behind it: the first Latin American and Jesuit Pope, with a deep love and concern for the poor and a track record of good management. Shaped by his cultural and spiritual identity, Francis has brought the ends of the earth to the center of the Roman Catholic Church.

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