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Read highly acclaimed author John Cornwell's riveting account of the hopeful—and contentious—efforts undertaken by Pope Francis to rebuild the Catholic Church.

In Church, Interrupted, bestselling author, Vanity Fair contributor, and papal biographer John Cornwell tells the gripping insider story of Pope Francis’s bid to disrupt and thus bring renewal and hope to a crisis-plagued Church and the world at large. With unique insights and original reporting, Cornwell reveals how Francis has persistently provoked and disrupted his stubbornly unchanging Church, purging clerical corruption and reforming entrenched institutions, while calling for action against global poverty, climate change, and racism.

“The eminent Vaticanologist has traced the up-and-down fortunes of all our recent popes. Which means that he knows how many and how massive are the obstacles against Pope Francis…. But he is betting on him nonetheless.”

—GARRY WILLS, New York Times bestselling author of What Jesus Meant

“John Cornwell’s masterful book shows the power of Pope Francis’s embrace of this revolution of tenderness. Only by following his example will we return to a Church as a community of kinship, rooted in contemplation and a full expression of a loving, compassionate way of life.”

—GREGORY BOYLE, founder of Homeboy Industries and New York Times bestselling author of Tattoos on the Heart

 

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