Today’s topics: “Pope Francis: Our Brother, Our Friend”
Summary of today’s show: When he was elected pope, Cardinal Jorge Maria Bergoglio of Buenos Aires became a subject of intense interest throughout the world as we all wondered who is this Jesuit who is now the first pope from the New World. Alejandro Bermudez joins Scot Landry to discuss his new book “Pope Francis: Our Brother, Our Friend” in which he gathered essays from Jesuit confreres and others of the Pope written shortly after his election, relating their reflections on the person of the Pope from their experiences ranging from his earliest days in the Society of Jesus to his time as Archbishop.
The interviews provide a glimpse into the man, his family background, his personality, his simplicity, his authenticity, his preference for the poor, and his desire for the Church to go out into the streets.
Alejandro Bermúdez, born in Lima, Perú, is the Director of the largest Catholic news Agency in Spanish, ACI-Prensa, and the Executive Director of the Catholic News Agency. He is the host of the show “Cara a Cara” on EWTN in Spanish, and has been a guest commentator on religious issues for the New York Times. He translated Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio’s book, On Heaven and Earth, into English.
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Today’s host(s): Scot Landry
Today’s guest(s): Alejandro Bermudez
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