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Dear Young Friends

Pope Francis in Conversation with Young People

ISBN13: 9781847307750

ISBN10: 1847307752

Publisher: Veritas Publications (16 February 2017)

Extent: 78 pages

Binding: Paperback

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  • When he spoke to the hundreds of thousands of pilgrims who gathered in Kraków for World Youth Day 2016, Pope Francis pointed out to young people the dangers of apathy and materialism, inviting them to leave a mark on history by being pro-active in following Jesus, transforming our broken world. In Dear Young Friends, Bishop Brendan Leahy introduces talks, conversations and dialogues that Pope Francis has had with young people, both at that event and on various other occasions since taking office. The Pope’s eminently accessible and encouraging words, in both his speeches and one-to-one personal replies to questions, offer an invitation to young people to become active and hopeful participants in the Church today and to choose the challenging path of engagement with the Gospel message.

  • Brendan Leahy


    Brendan Leahy is the current Bishop of Limerick. From 2006 until 2013 he served as Professor of Systematic Theology at the Pontifical University and National Seminary in St Patrick’s College in Maynooth. He has written many articles and books on themes such as: peace and forgiveness; faith questions; ecumenism; and spirituality. His works for Veritas include Graced Horizons: A Journey through Mercy and The Human Voyage of Self-Discovery: Essays in Honour of Brendan Purcell.


    Pope Francis


     

    Pope Francis was born Jorge Mario Bergoglio on 17 December 1936 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. As a young man, he worked briefly as a chemical technician and nightclub bouncer before entering the Jesuits. He was ordained a priest in 1969, and from 1973 to 1979, was Argentina’s Provincial Superior of the Society of Jesus. He became the Archbishop of Buenos Aires in 1998, and was appointed a Cardinal in 2001.

     

    Following the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI on 28 February 2013, Bergoglio was named his successor on 13 March. He chose the name Francis in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi. He is the first Jesuit Pope, the first Pope from the Americas, the first Pope from the Southern Hemisphere, and the first non-European Pope in over 1200 years.

     

    Pope Francis has been noted for his humility, his concern for the poor, and his commitment to dialogue as a way to build bridges between people of all backgrounds, beliefs, and faiths.



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