Book signing at Partners with Beatrice Gormley


In "Pope Francis:
The People's Pope"
Beatrice Gormley tells the story of Pope Francis, known as the People’s Pope, who has said, “My people are poor and I am one of them.”

Ordained as pope on March 13, 2013, he became the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church. Pope Francis is the first citizen from the Americas, the first non-European, and the first Jesuit priest to be named pope . . . a perfect gift for readers ages 8 - 12!

Named Person of the Year by Time Magazine in December 2013, Pope Francis remains an essential voice of our world and our times.

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