The Evangelical Pope

Is Francis living up to his promises?

Original Title: Der evangelische Papst

Hardcover with jacket, 304 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in., 1 b/w illustration
ISBN: 978-3-466-37209-6
€ 20.00 [D] | € 20.60 [A] | CHF 28.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Kösel

Date of publication: April 2, 2018
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Andreas R.  Batlogg - The Evangelical Pope


Five years with Pope Francis – a résumé

March 13, 2013, was the day white smoke made its way up to the sky. The Argentinian Jesuit Jose Bergoglio had become the first South American to be elected Pope. Five years later many people are wondering what Francis has actually done, what he has achieved. Apart from emotionally moving sermons and spectacular gestures, is there anything to show in the way of tangible results regarding changes within the Church? Or has it all been nothing but symbolic politics?

Andreas R. Batlogg has taken a look at these five years – at what has happened, at what has been set in motion and got off the ground. He has taken stock without making a "performance showcase". Will teachings change? Or will the Pope fail? Is he giving in to resignation because, as many observers thought in the hot spring and summer of 2017, he is becoming increasingly isolated? Jesuit Andreas R. Batlogg has given some surprising answers, thus drawing a new picture of Pope Francis.


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