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With more than four decades of firsthand experience reporting from Vatican City, David Willey explores the religious and personal background of Pope Francis and his ability to fulfill the promises of reform made during the first two years of his papacy.

Sex crimes and cover-ups, financial scandal, declining membership, and the unprecedented resignation of its chief executive, Pope Benedict XVI. These were the ingredients of a twenty-first century crisis in the Vatican—a crisis that might have anticipated the election of a steadily conservative pope, a career bureaucrat, and an insider. An operator.

Instead they chose Francis.

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  • “Narrator James Langton is kept on his toes with the many priests, bishops, and cardinals who are quoted and described herein. His fluency with Latin, Italian, Spanish, and other quoted languages is extraordinary…In a voice filled with enthusiasm and charm, Langton expresses the author’s fervent hope that this pontiff will bring a breath of fresh air into a troubled church. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”


  • “Willey keeps the story moving as well as compelling, sharing vignettes from history to the present day. Although there are few direct answers to the issues he raises, this honest account will allow readers to become more informed on pressing issues facing the Catholic Church by understanding where Pope Francis has come from and anticipating where he will go in the future.”

    Library Journal

  • “An interesting page-turner for the armchair Vatican-watcher.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
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