Church, Interrupted: Havoc & Hope: The Tender Revolt of Pope Francis [Audiobook]
English | ASIN: B08WRKVG92 | 2021 | 8 hours and 40 minutes |
Church, Interrupted: Havoc & Hope: The Tender Revolt of Pope Francis is a revealing portrait of Pope Francis’ hopeful yet controversial efforts to recreate the Catholic Church to become, once again, a welcoming place of empathy, love, and inclusiveness.Best-selling author, Vanity Fair contributor, and papal biographer John Cornwell tells the gripping insider story of Pope Francis’ bid to bring renewal and hope to a crisis-plagued Church and the world at large.
With unique insights and original reporting, Cornwell reveals how Francis has persistently provoked and disrupted his stubbornly unchanging church, purging clerical corruption and reforming entrenched institutions, while calling for action against global poverty, climate change, and racism.Cornwell argues that despite fierce opposition from traditionalist clergy and right-wing media, the pope has radically widened Catholic moral priorities, calling for mercy and compassion over rigid dogmatism. Francis, according to Cornwell, has transformed the Vatican from being a top-down centralized authority to being a spiritual service for a global church. He has welcomed the rejected, abused, and disheartened; reached out to people of other faiths and those of none; and proved a providential spiritual leader for future generations.
Highly acclaimed author John Cornwell’s riveting account of the hopeful – and contentious – efforts undertaken by Pope Francis to rebuild the Catholic Church.Well researched and brilliant, listeners, scholars, and fans of John Cornwell will want to listen to his most controversial and compelling work yet.
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