Dear Pope Francis: The Pope Answers Letters from Children


Dear Pope Francis: The Pope Answers Letters from Children Around the World [KINDLE] ❂ Dear Pope Francis: The Pope Answers Letters from Children Around the World By Pope Francis – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk In this unprecedented book, questions from children from across the world are presented to Pope Francis and the Pope himself answers each letter All too often, the big spiritual questions from childre In this unprecedented book, questions from Francis: The PDF Æ children from across the world are presented to Pope Francis Dear Pope MOBI :Ê and the Pope himself answers each letter All too often, the big spiritual questions from children are Pope Francis: The PDF Í ignored or written off as quaint, but Pope Francis helps every child feel God s love and know that their voices are valued and heard With each question charmingly illustrated by the child, Dear Pope Francis lets the Pope respond directly to each child with inspiring, meaningful answers Pope Francis s joyful warmth and wisdom shine through for parents, grandparents, teachers and, of course, children.

    Dear Pope Francis: The Pope Answers Letters from Children know that their voices are valued and heard With each question charmingly illustrated by the child, Dear Pope Francis lets the Pope respond directly to each child with inspiring, meaningful answers Pope Francis s joyful warmth and wisdom shine through for parents, grandparents, teachers and, of course, children."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 76 pages
  • Dear Pope Francis: The Pope Answers Letters from Children Around the World
  • Pope Francis
  • English
  • 19 May 2019
  • 0829444335

About the Author: Pope Francis

Pope Francis Latin Franciscus Italian Francesco Francis: The PDF Æ Spanish Francisco born Jorge Mario Bergoglio, December is Dear Pope MOBI :Ê the th and current Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, a title he holds ex officio as Pope Francis: The PDF Í Bishop of Rome, and Sovereign of the Vatican City He chose Francis as his papal name in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi Francis is the first Jesuit pope, the first from the Americas, the first from the Southern Hemisphere and the first non European pope since the Syrian Gregory III, who died in Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Bergoglio worked briefly as a chemical technologist and nightclub bouncer before beginning seminary studies He was ordained a Catholic priest in and from to was Argentina s provincial superior of the Society of Jesus He was accused of handing two priests to the National Reorganization Process during the Dirty War, but the lawsuit was ultimately dismissed He became the Archbishop of Buenos Aires in and was created a cardinal in by Pope John Paul II He led the Argentine Church during the December riots in Argentina, and the administrations of N stor Kirchner and Cristina Fern ndez de Kirchner considered him a political rival Following the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI on February , a papal conclave elected Bergoglio as his successor on MarchThroughout his public life, Pope Francis has been noted for his humility, emphasis on God s mercy, concern for the poor, and commitment to interfaith dialogue He is credited with having a humble, less formal approach to the papacy than his predecessors, for instance choosing to reside in the Domus Sanctae Marthae guesthouse rather than in the papal apartments of the Apostolic Palace used by his predecessors In addition, due to both his Jesuit and Ignatian aesthetic, he is known for favoring simpler vestments void of ornamentation, including refusing the traditional papal mozzetta cape upon his election, choosing silver instead of gold for his piscatory ring, and keeping the same pectoral cross he had as Cardinal He maintains that the church should beopen and welcoming He does not support unbridled capitalism, Marxism, or Marxist versions of liberation theology Francis maintains the traditional views of the church regarding abortion, euthanasia, contraception, homosexuality, ordination of women, and priestly celibacy He opposes consumerism, irresponsible development, and supports taking action on climate change, a focus of his papacy with the promulgation of Laudato si In international diplomacy, he helped to restore full diplomatic relations between the US and Cuba.



10 thoughts on “Dear Pope Francis: The Pope Answers Letters from Children Around the World

  1. Jen Jen says:

    Loyola Press very graciously contacted me to see if I would be interested in a hard copy sent to my store so I could properly read and review it, since the eARC wasn t downloading or opening properly I said yes and they sent me the book, so here is my review.First off, let me say, that while I am not Catholic I am Protestant, specifically Presbyterian , I do admire the current Pope and though I do disagree with the Catholic church on some things that s kind of what we Protestants are known fo Loyola Press very graciously contacted me to see if I would be interested in a hard copy sent to my store so I could properly read and review it, since the eARC wasn t downloading or opening properly I said yes and they sent me the book, so here is my review.First off, let me say, that while I am not Catholic I am Protestant, specifically Presbyterian , I do admire the current Pope and though I do disagree with the Catholic church on some things that s kind of what we Protestants are known for , I do appreciate that without Catholicism, there would be no Protestants I respect the roots of my beliefs, if I don t agree with them 100% Second off, I went to a Jesuit college for my higher learning and really developed a respect for Jesuits in particular Since this Pope is the first Jesuit Pope and the Jesuits were highly involved with the making of this book, I am slanted to like the book before I even cracked it open.Thirdly, I was ALWAYS angered and upset as a child that because I was a child, no one of any importance re adults , would listen to me or give much heed to what I said and believed, because I was just a kid That the Pope, one of the most loved, venerated, respected, religious leaders took the time to listen to and answer the children seriously, impressed me in a very positive way Fourthly, I love this Pope He s not about the money and power, he s about Jesus and serving the people as Jesus would want him to I m not a huge follower of the Catholic church, I tend to ignore it because it has no direct impact on my life, but this Pope has gotten my attention and respect Not because of his position, but because of his words, and most importantly, his actions That s not to say I agree with everything he says, he s Catholic, so in my Protestant mind, wrong some of the time, but I still respect him So, taking all of that into account, what did I actually think about the book itself Thirty questions and pictures from children all around the world are published, alongside the Pope s responses to them The pictures are colorful and vibrant, the questions raw, real The kids weren t pulling any punches They wanted real answers and the Pope respected the children enough to answer them fully, but in language all could understand I admit, I was tearing up quite a bit I let my boss at the bookstore read this first when it came in Happy boss, happy work She was reading while I shelved books Every so often I would have a question for her and I would find her sniffling, or wiping her eyes or staring into space, trying not to cry I asked her why the tears and she said that the book was so sweet, that it gave her hope for the future The tears were, I guess, tears of relief and happiness, maybe mixed with some sadness at the way the world is today Very sweet, heart felt book I highly recommend it for everyone Even if one isn t religious, it s never a bad thing to read about children trying to understand the world and make their corner of it a little better Yes, Jesus and God are the ultimate answers from the Pope, but the advise is sound and loving He wants the best for all of God s children, no matter their age Five huge shining hopeful stars.My thanks to NetGalley and Loyola Press for an eARC copy of this book to read and review

  2. Elaine Elaine says:

    As a huge fan of Pope Francis, I was excited to come across this book on a whim while browsing the children s section at Barnes Noble a few days ago I rarely go into that store any because I work in a library I chose to purchase the book after reading the first letter answered by the pope Pope Francis charm and wisdom comes across in each of his responses and provides comfort to an adult mind, like mine, when grappling with questions of faith that have never been adequately answered As a huge fan of Pope Francis, I was excited to come across this book on a whim while browsing the children s section at Barnes Noble a few days ago I rarely go into that store any because I work in a library I chose to purchase the book after reading the first letter answered by the pope Pope Francis charm and wisdom comes across in each of his responses and provides comfort to an adult mind, like mine, when grappling with questions of faith that have never been adequately answered

  3. Lindsey Lindsey says:

    Beautiful book for for children and adults of all ages This book is amazing The letters from children around the world were profound and moving Pope Francis responses were simple yet meaningful and so relatable My 7 year old and 3 year old loved it They pick out their favorites to reread over and over again, we admire the artwork drawn by children and the letters written in their native languages This book provides you with the opportunity to talk to your children about how people are d Beautiful book for for children and adults of all ages This book is amazing The letters from children around the world were profound and moving Pope Francis responses were simple yet meaningful and so relatable My 7 year old and 3 year old loved it They pick out their favorites to reread over and over again, we admire the artwork drawn by children and the letters written in their native languages This book provides you with the opportunity to talk to your children about how people are different yet share the same faith Loved it

  4. Shannon Shannon says:

    The devil is a loser Pope Francis

  5. Sarah Sarah says:

    When Fr Antonio Spadaro, S.J., arrived at Pope Francis s door, he was told to knock and go in There you go, he writes, what snormal than knocking on a door, right But it s Pope Francis s door He continues with an account of the couple of hours he spent with the pope Fr Spadaro arrived with a pack of letters from children all over the world They wrote questions for the Pope, drew him pictures, and sent them via Fr Spadaro.The questions, admittedly, weren t easy ones But these ar When Fr Antonio Spadaro, S.J., arrived at Pope Francis s door, he was told to knock and go in There you go, he writes, what snormal than knocking on a door, right But it s Pope Francis s door He continues with an account of the couple of hours he spent with the pope Fr Spadaro arrived with a pack of letters from children all over the world They wrote questions for the Pope, drew him pictures, and sent them via Fr Spadaro.The questions, admittedly, weren t easy ones But these are tough questions Pope Francis responds after leafing through them.You don t have to spend much time reading Dear Pope Francis The Pope Answers Letters from Children Around the World 2016, Loyola Press to understand that.For anyone who spends much time around children, these are standard fare But that doesn t make them any easier.The letters that made the cut into the book are delightful, both for their content and for the art that accompanies them Of the 259 letters received from 26 different countries, 31 were printed Can you imagine being that editor The Pope s answers vary in length, but all share a warmth that will make you smile and feel a bit like he s sitting beside you, answering a question you would have asked, given the chance.On the other hand, this book includes many questions I ve never thought of asking, but that, upon reading, I did immediately wonder about.Have you spent much time thinking about the action of walking on water And the fish going about their business beneath you Me neither.That s just one of the many gems found in this compilation, which is beautifully illustrated by the children themselves Each letter also includes a picture of the writer, so you get the feeling that you re included in a conversation.My kids wouldn t sit through the entire book we made it through a few pages before the younger ones scampered off I caught my nine year old curled up with it at two different times, though, and she told me she really liked it.And, to be truthful, I liked it a lot myself This is a book we ll be keeping around and paging back through.It s wonderful to have a real life glimpse of Pope Francis to share with my children, and even better to have a look for myself This book is a reminder that questions are important, and having the courage to ask them and hear them is at the heart of our Catholic faith

  6. David Edmonds David Edmonds says:

    For those that know me, it might be a surprise to find that I read this book However, despite my feelings on religion, I ve been impressed with Pope Francis and the message that he is sending When I heard about this book, I was intrigued to see what his responses to children s questions would be like While his answers to the children s questions are naturally Christian based, he also gives advice that anyone from any faith or background could use that peace, love, and calm are important aspe For those that know me, it might be a surprise to find that I read this book However, despite my feelings on religion, I ve been impressed with Pope Francis and the message that he is sending When I heard about this book, I was intrigued to see what his responses to children s questions would be like While his answers to the children s questions are naturally Christian based, he also gives advice that anyone from any faith or background could use that peace, love, and calm are important aspects to being a good person

  7. Kathleen Kathleen says:

    Beautiful book in every way Pope Francis answers questions from children around the world The Children s questions and art work are on one side and the Pope s answers are on the other Such a variety of interesting questions The responses from the Pope are beautiful, consistent with who he isloving, compassionate and intelligent Great book to read to children, use in a classroom, just look at for younger children Love it

  8. Rachel Rachel says:

    Such a lovely book full of peace, joy and faith I love the quote at the end I realize that the language of Pope Francis is simple and that he lives in simple words Because God is simple The tenderness of God is revealed in his simplicity One must not complicate God, especially if this complication distances God from the people This captures this book perfectly.

  9. Laura Laura says:

    My daughter received this as a first communion gift I haven t read it all yet but the parts I ve read are really touching My daughter loves reading the letters from children all around the world, and marveling at the Chinese and Arabic letters Great book.

  10. Ben Truong Ben Truong says:

    Children are inquisitive by nature and they are rather fearless when asking any questions no topic seems to be off limits, which makes their questions all that interesting Some of their questions are mundane, some are fun, some are serious, and some spiritually or philosophically difficult that you would think that you would need someone with multiple doctorates to answer them Dear Pope Francis The Pope Answers Letters from Children Around the World is a children s picture book written by va Children are inquisitive by nature and they are rather fearless when asking any questions no topic seems to be off limits, which makes their questions all that interesting Some of their questions are mundane, some are fun, some are serious, and some spiritually or philosophically difficult that you would think that you would need someone with multiple doctorates to answer them Dear Pope Francis The Pope Answers Letters from Children Around the World is a children s picture book written by various children around the world and answered by Pope Francis The premise of this book is fairly obvious children asking those mundane, fun, serious, spiritually, and philosophical question to one of the most powerful spiritual leaders on Earth In this book he answers thirty of those questions.This book is simply wonderful The questions are innocent, frank and often rather deceptively deep Pope Francis answers each question with optimism and with such honesty that would impact every reader long after the final page is read This book is so illuminating and inspiring that it holds a universal message that is relevant for both children and adult alike.All in all, Dear Pope Francis The Pope Answers Letters from Children Around the World is a wonderful and perceptive children s book targeted mainly for young children, but it is relevant for adults as well It gives a timeless message to all from one of the most spiritual persons on the planet

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