Francis - Pope of a New World
By Andrea Tornielli. Andrea Tornielli has written numerous books about our recent popes. He seems to know exactly what many Catholics want to know about these leaders of our Catholic Church. He seeks to answer the question, "What is in the mind and heart of this new pope of a new world?" Young Jorge was on his way to a picnic with his friends, planning that day to propose to a girl he loved. He stopped at a Church, met a holy priest there, and decided to go to him for confession. During the confession, he was called to the priesthood. This is not an uncommon story. Many such young men, in fact, have been in love and planning to marry when they visited Medjugorje, yet received a call to priesthood there and followed it. What makes this different is that it's a pope's story. I also gained new insights into Pope Benedict XVI's decision to resign: After telling the cardinals his decision, Tornielli says, "Then with an uncertain gait, in silence, he made his way back to the papal apartments … there, screened from indiscreet looks, he lost his composure and wept. Tears ran down the face of the weary old pope, the face of the first pope to resign in six centuries." Tears ran down my face, too. Hardcover, 175 pages.