I Heart Francis: Letters to the Pope From an Unlikely Admirer

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ISBN: 9781506408613
Publisher: Fortress Press
Language: English
Page Count: 172
Size: 7.00" l x 5.00" w x 0.50"
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A female Baptist pastor voices her love for - and quarrels with - Pope Francis.

Everyone is paying attention to Pope Francis and that includes the most unlikely of admirers: veteran minister, social justice advocate, and female Baptist pastor Donna Schaper. She's a fan of the pope, and she says that he's a pope for all of us. Now she has written him a series of letters - love letters, of a sort. She agrees with him on the environment, climate change, love of animals, and concern for the poor. But she has a lovers' quarrel with him on the issues of women's ordination and LGBT rights.

Schaper's letters to Pope Francis are intimate and ornery, affirming and challenging. She has high hopes that he can heal the church and the globe, and she prods him to be even more inclusive than he already is. In the end, in spite of their disagreements, Pastor Donna loves Pope Francis, and she calls us all to join him in loving the world.

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