Jorge Mario Bergoglio was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on December 17, 1936, the son of Italian immigrants. He was ordained a priest in the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in 1969 and made a bishop in 1992. He became Archbishop of Buenos Aires in 1998 and was named a cardinal in 2001. In March 2013 he was elected Bishop of Rome, the 266th pope of the Catholic Church.
In this uplifting and practical book,�written in collaboration with his biographer, Austen Ivereigh, the�preeminent�spiritual leader�explains why we must-and how we can-make�the world safer, fairer, and healthier for all people now.