The world was stunned when Jesuit magazines across the globe simultaneously released an exclusive interview with Pope Francis, just six months into his historic papacy. Within minutes of its release, the interview dominated the worldwide media.
In a wide-ranging conversation, the first Jesuit pope and the first pope from Latin America spoke movingly about his spiritual life, his hopes for church reform, his open-minded stance towards gays and lesbians, his views on women and even his favorite movies. America magazine, where the idea for the interview originated, commissioned a team of five Italian-language experts to ensure that the Pope’s words were transmitted accurately in English.
Now this remarkable, historic and moving interview is available in book form, with an introduction by the magazine’s Editor in Chief, Matt Malone, spiritual reflections on the interview by James Martin, SJ, and a wonderful variety of thoughts on the pope’s words by Catholic figures including Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Karen Sue Smith, and Kerry Weber.