Drawing on his own experience as a priest and shepherd, Pope Francis discusses mercy, a subject of central importance in his religious teaching and testimony, and in addition sums up other ideas - reconciliation, the closeness of God - that comprise the heart of his papacy. Written in conversation with Vatican expert and La Stampa journalist Andrea Tornielli, The Name of God is Mercy is directed at everyone, inside or outside of the Catholic Church, seeking meaning in life, a road to peace and reconciliation, or the healing of physical or spiritual wounds.
'Pope Francis's chatty tone, his repeated references to episodes in his own life and his clear, down-to-earth language, so rarely found in papal pronouncements, make The Name of God Is Mercy a pleasure to read.' Guardian
'Francis offers the most vivid glimpse yet of this thinking on the struggles facing the Church in the 21st Century' Sunday Telegraph
'This gift for teaching - along with his inclusive vision of the world, and his warm, embracing manner - have been hallmarks of the pope in the Vatican, and they also inform his new book, The Name of God Is Mercy' The New York Times