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The Path to Change: Thoughts on Politics and Society

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Pope Francis recounts his early life, including his relationship with his mother and his grandmothers, former girlfriends and childhood sweethearts, as well as the psychoanalysis he underwent aged 42. Dominique Wolton asks Pope Francis about his decision not to live at the grand Apostolic Palace, about his views on the future of Europe, all within the context of politics, society, and the role of the Church. No subject is taboo, with paedophile priests, divorce, and the role of women in the church all coming into the discussion.

Dominique Wolton, French sociology and politics specialist, reveals the fascinating inner thoughts of His Holiness, including personal truths and stories from his early life never before made public. Recorded over the course of a year, these warm and human encounters freely address the major issues of our time: peace and war, politics and religion, globalization and cultural diversity, fundamentalism and secularism, Europe and migrants, ecology, inequalities in the world, ecumenism and inter-religious dialogue, the individual, family, time, trust and joy.

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781509893164
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pub Date: 14/08/2018
  • Category: Humanities / Religion: general
    Society & social sciences / Society & culture: general
    Humanities / Philosophy
    Humanities / Religion & politics
  • Imprint: Bluebird
  • Pages: 432
  • Price: $39.99

Pope Francis recounts his early life, including his relationship with his mother and his grandmothers, former girlfriends and childhood sweethearts, as well as the psychoanalysis he underwent aged 42. Dominique Wolton asks Pope Francis about his decision not to live at the grand Apostolic Palace, about his views on the future of Europe, all within the context of politics, society, and the role of the Church. No subject is taboo, with paedophile priests, divorce, and the role of women in the church all coming into the discussion.

Dominique Wolton, French sociology and politics specialist, reveals the fascinating inner thoughts of His Holiness, including personal truths and stories from his early life never before made public. Recorded over the course of a year, these warm and human encounters freely address the major issues of our time: peace and war, politics and religion, globalization and cultural diversity, fundamentalism and secularism, Europe and migrants, ecology, inequalities in the world, ecumenism and inter-religious dialogue, the individual, family, time, trust and joy.

Author Information

Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Archbishop of Buenos Aires, was elected Pope under the name of Francis on March 11, 2013. He is the first Jesuit and Latin American Pope in the history of the Church.

Dominique Wolton is a sociologist and research director at the French National Centre for Scientific Research. He is the founder and director of the international journal Hermès and is the author of thirty books, translated into twenty languages.