OverviewWritten with gratitude for all educators, Pope Francis offers deep understanding and challenge in these powerful reflections for successful catechesis, teaching, and education. The writings express how education requires the development of profound empathy and an active spirituality, as well as clear understanding of its humanizing force and the dignity of the human person. The included texts have been chosen for this volume of the Pope Francis Resource Library from the treasure chest of talks by then Archbishop Bergoglio to the catechists of Buenos Aires.
Author BiographyPope Francis, also known as Jorge Mario Bergoglio, was elected Pope on March 13, 2013, taking the name after St. Francis of Assisi. His priestly ordination was in 1969, and in 1992, he was consecrated auxiliary bishop of Buenos Aires and given the titular see of Auca. He became Buenos Aires's coadjutor bishop in 1997, succeeded as the see's archbishop the following year, and was elevated to cardinal in 2001. He is the author of On Heaven and Earth: Pope Francis on Faith, Family and the Church; Open Mind, Faithful Heart; and The Power to Serve.