If you could ask Pope Francis one question, what would it be?
Children have questions and struggles just like adults, but rarely are they given the chance to voice their concerns and ask the big questions resting deep in their hearts. In Dear Pope Francis, Pope Francis gives them that chance and celebrates their spiritual depth by directly answering questions from children around the world. Some are fun. Some are serious. And some will quietly break your heart. But all of them are from children who deserve to know and feel God’s unconditional love.
Pope Francis was born Jorge Mario Bergoglio on 17 December 1936 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. As a young man, he worked briefly as a chemical technician and nightclub bouncer before entering the Jesuits. He was ordained a priest in 1969, and from 1973 to 1979, was Argentina’s Provincial Superior of the Society of Jesus. He became the Archbishop of Buenos Aires in 1998, and was appointed a Cardinal in 2001.
Following the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI on 28 February 2013, Bergoglio was named his successor on 13 March. He chose the name Francis in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi. He is the first Jesuit Pope, the first Pope from the Americas, the first Pope from the Southern Hemisphere, and the first non-European Pope in over 1200 years.
Pope Francis has been noted for his humility, his concern for the poor, and his commitment to dialogue as a way to build bridges between people of all backgrounds, beliefs, and faiths.
The Church of Mercy (hardcover): In The Church of Mercy, readers get a first-hand look at Pope Francis’s vision of the good news of Christian hope and mercy.
The Church of Mercy (paperback): In The Church of Mercy, readers get a first-hand look at Pope Francis’s vision of the good news of Christian hope and mercy.
Heart of a Catechist 50-pack: The Heart of a Catechist presents Pope Francis’s message on the catechist’s relationship with Christ in order to share the Good News with others.
Walking with Jesus (paperback): A Way Forward for the ChurchIn this major new book, Pope Francis presents the heart of his approach to living as a Christian: following in the steps of Jesus.
Walking with Jesus (hardcover): A Way Forward for the ChurchIn this major new book, Pope Francis presents the heart of his approach to living as a Christian: following in the steps of Jesus.
The Joy of Discipleship (hardcover): Reflections from Pope Francis on Walking with ChristReflections from Pope Francis on what it means to be a true disciple of Jesus, and how discipleship can frame and form our everyday lives as Christians.
The Joy of Discipleship: Reflections from Pope Francis on Walking with ChristReflections from Pope Francis on what it means to be a true disciple of Jesus, and how discipleship can frame and form our everyday lives as Christians.
Querido Papa Francisco: El Papa responde a las cartas de niños de todo el mundoLos niños pequeños tienen GRANDES preguntas. En Querido Papa Francisco, el Papa Francisco respondiendo directamente a las preguntas de niños de todo el mundo.
Dear Pope Francis Book with Letter Kit: A copy of Dear Pope Francis and a kit to help children write their own letters to Pope Francis.
Querido Papa Francis con los actividades: Cuando comprar Querido Papa Francisco de Loyola Press, incluiremos una actividad gratuita* para los niños y sus familias en escribir una carta al Papa Francisco.
Dear Pope Francis Family Kit: A copy of Dear Pope Francis, a letter writing kit for children and families to write their own letters to the Pope, and a Jesus the Teacher plush figure.
Querido Papa Francisco con los actividades y Jesús el Maestro: Querido Papa Francisco, los actividades para los niños y sus familias en escribir una carta al Papa Francisco, y una figura de felpa de Jesús el Maestro.