Pope Francis’ Manifesto for the World and his most revolutionary book to date
I Am Asking in the Name of God
By Pope Francis
Ten prayers for a future of hope
3 October 2023 | SPCK Publishing | Hardback | £16.99
‘The clock is ticking, and all life is in danger, yet we still have time. . . So let us take the first steps and go out to encounter the other—those who are different from us. Let us put our hands, minds, and hearts into working together. Let us be the change we want to see in the world.’ – Pope Francis
In his most challenging and outward-facing book yet, Pope Francis reflects on ten vital issues the world is facing today. I Am Asking in the Name of God is an unflinching and inspiring work that celebrates the tenth anniversary of Pope Francis’ papal election and encompasses his hopes and dreams for the Church and for all of humanity. The book is being released in over a dozen other languages throughout the world.
Among his calls to action, Pope Francis asks for the media to reject fake news and renounce hateful language, for a stop to the madness of war (including the war in Ukraine), for the welcome of migrants and refugees, for the eradication of the culture of abuse from within the Church, and for efforts to be made to save our failing planet from climate change.
I Am Asking in the Name of God is the Pope’s manifesto for the world: a heartfelt call for all people to embrace and encourage the good, while rejecting and renouncing the dark forces of hatred, greed, deceit and delusion that threaten to engulf us. These words of wisdom from Pope Francis are both practical and realistic, as well as hopeful. They provide a clear vision of the peaceful, just and sustainable world – and as such, should matter to anyone who wants to work for a better world.
The perfect book for all admirers of the Pope and the progressive changes he’s introducing within the Catholic Church, I Am Asking in the Name of God will also appeal to anyone who desires a better world and wants to work together for positive change.
About Pope Francis
Pope Francis is the first Latin American to be elected to the chair of St Peter. Born Jorge Mario Bergoglio in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he was ordained as a priest in 1969. He served as head of the Society of Jesus in Argentina from 1973 to 1979. In 1998 he became the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, and in 2001 a cardinal. Following the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI in February 2013, Bergoglio was elected as his successor. He chose the papal name Francis in honour of Saint Francis of Assisi.
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