|RELIGION / Christian Living / General
|RELIGION / Christian Living / Prayer
|RELIGION / Christian Living / Social Issues
|RELIGION / Christianity / Catholic
|The Crown Publishing Group
|8.56in x 5.81in x 0.64in
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|The beloved Pope Francis's long-awaited prayers for the ten most pressing issues the world is facing today, inspiring action to radically unite humanity in hope for a peaceful future
"The clock is ticking, and all life is in danger, yet we still have time. . . . So let us take the first steps and go out to encounter the other-those who are different from us. Let us put our hands, minds, and hearts into working together. Let us be the change we want to see in the world."-Pope Francis
In his most challenging and evocative book yet, Pope Francis reflects on ten vital issues the world is facing today. This unflinching and inspiring work celebrates the tenth anniversary of Francis's papal election and encompasses his hopes and dreams for the Church and for all of humankind.
Among other prayers, Pope Francis is asking in the name of God
• for the media to reject fake news and renounce hateful language
• for a stop to the madness of war
• for the welcome of migrants and refugees
• for the eradication of the culture of abuse from within the Church
This isn't just a world leader's reflections on spirituality. I Am Asking in the Name of God is a wake-up call for all of humanity, a practical path toward unity, and a lighthouse of hope in the darkest of eras. Pope Francis's newest book will be a catalyst of change to usher in a new age more beautiful that we can imagine.
|Pope Francis is the first Latin American to be elected to the chair of Peter. Born Jorge Mario Bergoglio in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he was ordained as a priest in 1969. He served as head of the Society of Jesus in Argentina from 1973 to 1979. In 1998 he became the archbishop of Buenos Aires, and in 2001 a cardinal. Following the resignation of his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, on February 28, 2013, the conclave elected Bergoglio, who chose the papal name Francis in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi.
Hernán Reyes Alcaide is a correspondent in Rome for the Argentine news agency Télam. In 2017, he published Latinoamérica, a book-length interview with Pope Francis, the first from any Latin American journalist. In addition, he has worked with Clarín (Argentina), El Observador (Uruguay), L'Osservatore Romano (Vatican City), Religión Digital (Spain), and other websites specializing in religious information.