- Aug 9, 2020
In his new book, Outsider: Pope Francis and His Battle to Reform the Church, Christopher Lamb argues that many people within the Vatican itself are resisting the pope’s efforts to change how the Church functions.
The chief communications officer for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops criticized a new book on Pope Francis’ papacy for perpetuating “an unfortunate and inaccurate myth” that Pope Francis is facing resistance from the leadership and staff of the bishops’ conference.
The Catholic Church must follow Jesus’ command to preach the Gospel to every person, otherwise it will not fulfill its mission of bearing witness to Christ, Pope Francis said.
Following up on ‘The Great Reformer,’ his biography of Pope Francis, Austen Ivereigh is convinced that conversion is “the deepest reform” and is a process Pope Francis is trying to facilitate. Ivereigh’s latest book is ‘Wounded Shepherd: Pope Francis and His Struggle to Convert the Catholic Church’, scheduled for release in the United States Nov. 5 by Henry Holt and Company.
Pope Francis says he is “honored” by the fact that a group of conservative, right-leaning Catholics from the United States attack him.