March 19, 2013 // Local

First English-language biography of Pope Francis by renowned Church historian

HUNTINGTON — With the election of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires as successor to Benedict XVI, Our Sunday Visitor Publishing is releasing the first English-language biography of the newest leader of the global Catholic Church.

Written by the author of the first English-language biography of Benedict XVI, Dr. Matthew Bunson — senior correspondent for Our Sunday Visitor, acclaimed church historian, and author of over 45 books — Pope Francis (Our Sunday Visitor, 2013) is based on years of Bunson’s research and observation of Cardinal Bergoglio among the College of Cardinals, as well as of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

The book puts forth a comprehensive analysis of the incredible final days of the pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI, the interregnum; the crises, challenges, and opportunities facing Pope Francis; and a look at the future of Catholicism.

Bunson is also a professor of Church history and a consultant to news organizations all over the world, including USAToday and ABC News, and has appeared on numerous radio and television programs, including CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, EWTN, Relevant Radio, the BBC, NPR and France 24.

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