By (author) Pope Francis
Pope Francis was born in Flores, Buenos Aires, Argentina, on December 17, 1936, entered the Society of Jesus at age twenty-one, and was ordained in 1969 with a degree in philosophy. He became auxiliary bishop of Buenos Aires in 1992, archbishop in 1998, and cardinal in 2001. He was elected as the first Jesuit pope on March 13, 2013.
Translated: Marina A. Herrera, Ph.D.
Marina A. Herrera is co-editor, translator, and writer for La Fe Viva, daily biblical devotions for Creative Communications for the Parish.
Foreword: Patrick J. Ryan, S.J.
Patrick J. Ryan, S.J., is the Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society at Fordham University.
Edited: Antonio Spadaro, S.J.
Antonio Spadaro, S.J., is editor of the review La Civiltà Cattolica and teaches at the Pontifical Gregorian University.