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El jesuita: conversaciones con el cardenal Jorge Bergoglio

4.03  ·  Rating Details  ·  307 Ratings  ·  49 Reviews
Pese a que conocer el desarrollo de una elección papal no es una tarea fácil porque está rodeada de un gran secreto, la prensa especializada coincidió en que el argentino Jorge Bergoglio fue el cardenal más votado después de Joseph Ratzinger en la elección que consagró al purpurado alemán como Benedicto XVI. Nunca antes un latinoamericano había cosechado tanta cantidad de ...more
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Published 2010 by Vergara, Grupo Zeta
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Willem
Jul 29, 2013 Willem rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dit boek is een ware inspiratiebron voor het goede leven. Hoe eenvoudig is het eigenlijk als je erover nadenkt, maar hoe lastig in de alledaagse praktijk. Een aanrader voor alle bewoners van deze aarde. Inspiratie van de stadhouder van Christus. Buona sera, fratelli et sorelli!
Maria
Oct 12, 2013 Maria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is an easy introduction to the new pope with interviews from before he was pope. There is a lot of focus on Argentina, but the book also touches on his personal history and his thoughts on the Church. Provides many beautiful quotes that provide a lot of food for thought.
Jose Gaona
May 18, 2014 Jose Gaona rated it it was ok
Shelves: no-ficción
Condescendiente y adulador cúmulo de conversaciones con el entonces cardenal Bergoglio. El actual papa Francisco se muestra conciliador con otras religiones y expone su catecismo al modo y manera de un cura de barrio, esto es, humilde y cercanamente, explicando el sentido de la teología por medio del ejercicio de la ética. Sin embargo, por ello mismo es notable el esperpento producido cuando Bergoglio arroja balones fuera ante temas espinosos como son los del aborto, la prevención de enfermedade ...more
Emily Fuentes
Feb 11, 2015 Emily Fuentes rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really interesting to hear his thoughts and perspectives on a variety of subjects, and how his life experience formed these. Definitely worth reading!
Alfredo Sherman
Es difícil hablar de este libro sin partir de una experiencia de vida propia, ya que la humildad y la fuerza de las palabras de Bergoglio nos hacen mirar hacia dentro para hacer un examen de conciencia seamos creyentes o no. Partir de las buenas acciones y de tener una dignidad que nos haga prósperos y piezas importantes del desarrollo de nuestra comunidad.

Los temas que se tocan en las pequeñas pláticas con Bergoglio antes de ser papa y trabajar como cardenal en Argentina van desde lo político h
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James
Mar 25, 2014 James rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I initially came across this book at a neighborhood supermarket, shortly after Francis's election. I assumed it was a rush-job, an insubstantial work, thrown together to satisfy the desire of the public for information on the new Pope. But as I thumbed through it I learned that Francis had been a friend of Jorge Luis Borges, my favorite writer, so I added it to my 'to-read" list, although I didn't come across it in the library until early this year.

The book was originally written in Spanish and
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Stuart
Jun 13, 2013 Stuart rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Pope Francis - Conversations with Jorge Bergoglio was the only biography available at the time of the papal election. However, in my opinion, it is the closest thing to an autobiography you will read about our new Holy Father. Each chapter starts off by providing the reader detailed information about various times or instances in Pope Francis' life. Then, there is my favorite part - a question and answer session.

The book begins by discussing Pope Francis' grandmother and the story of why the fam
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Carmen
Mar 25, 2013 Carmen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ediciones B reedita el libro "El jesuita. Conversaciones con el padre Jorge Bergoglio" de 2010. Está bien la idea porque el nuevo Papa es un gran desconocido, en general, fuera de Argentina y somos muchos los que querríamos saber más de él.

En este breve libro se recogen las conversaciones que el entonces cardenal Bergoglio mantuvo durante varios meses con dos periodistas, Rubin y Ambrogetti. En esas charlas contestó a preguntas sobre su vida, vocación, familia y también, por supuesto, sobre doc
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Jenn
This was a good interview. It gave me a peek into the character of our latest Pope. There was a lot of content that was specific to Argentinian politics, but that's probably due to the timing of this interview.
Don Weidinger
Oct 25, 2015 Don Weidinger rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
included may exclude, key to social question is work, imitate Christ pain as blessing a limitation a cross to resurrection life as testament to faith bear witness with cheerfulness no sad saints, serve as love for others, be understanding and impartial, commend yourself to God, education as balance with safe zone and danger/unknown zone to make safe and known, language of head heart hands, schools not fighting for same goal, patience as continual learning experience prodigal son’s father watchin ...more
John
Jun 19, 2014 John rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book mostly consists of an interview conducted before Jorge Bergoglio became Pope Francis. As Bergoglio was not yet the leader of the worldwide Catholic Church much of the discussion focuses on issues of especially grave importance in Argentina. The issues of political instability and extreme poverty reflect many places in the world and readers outside of Argentina and South America could learn a great deal from these issues. Bergoglio also talks about issues that have become "hot topics" f ...more
Sónia
Este não é um livro para aproveitar o fenómeno Papa Francisco, E isto é importante que se diga para não se pensar que este livro é apenas "mais um". É a compilação de várias entrevistas, efectuadas desde 2001, por jornalistas especializados em assuntos da Igreja. Só depois de lido é que percebi o porquê de ter sido editado em 2010 na Argentina e só agora o ter sido cá. A razão é mais que óbvia e o meu lapso decorreu de pura distracção: é que a Argentina é o país de origem de Jorge Mario Bergogli ...more
Luis Fernando Franco
May 10, 2013 Luis Fernando Franco rated it it was amazing
Shelves: religión, 2013
Un buen libro para que cualquiera lo lea. Evidentemente tiene un gran fondo religioso, no se podía esperar que fuera de otra forma; por una parte nos deja ver el pensamiento de uno de los líderes más importantes de la actualidad, por el solo hecho de ser Papa, cosa que es interesante por si misma; y por otra hay un montón de reflexiones y recomendaciones para la vida cotidiana, se sea o no cristiano.

Me parece que el libro se puede descomponer en cuatro secciones: la vida familiar y laboral de Be
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Julie Salinas
Jan 04, 2014 Julie Salinas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am not a Catholic. But, I am very interested in this Pope because of his actions which are very humble, perceptive and thoughtful. This book is very interesting because it is not the words of a Pope, but of Jorge Bergoglio the archebishop of Buenos Aires, in conversations with the authors and fellow Argentinians; Sergio Rubin, a journalist and Francesca Amrogetti, a journalist and social psychologist. The questions are pointed at times, but the answers are from the heart and not rote dogma.
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Monica
Apr 05, 2016 Monica rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: biography
This was a very interesting look at the life and the personal views of the current Pope Francis, growing up in Argentina, how he ended up becoming a priest and what he thinks of the situation in Argentina - which like many places is going through an economic crisis and it's past with military huntas.

Pope Francis comes across as a very introspective man with many wise things to say and also a good heart with a desire to be inclusive.

It's not a biography as such, but it does give the reader an ins
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William
Jun 14, 2014 William rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: catholic, 2014
This book compils a series of interviews by two Argentinian journalists with then-Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, the then-Archbishop of Buenos Aires. The book was originally published in Argentina in 2010 with the title El Jesuita ("The Jesuit"); as the title of the book indicates, Bergoglio was elected Pope in 2013. The interviews do help you get a real sense of what the man is like, although they are set in the context of the political, economic, and cultural situation of Argentina. Many of the the ...more
Adolfo Salgueiro
Jun 10, 2013 Adolfo Salgueiro rated it it was amazing
La publicación de Sergio Rubín y Francesca Amborgetti nos lleva a través de la biografía y la personalidad de Bergoglio. Indaga en sus creencias, valores y su posición sobre actualidad e historia. Por ejemplo nos enteramos de que de joven le gustaba bailar y que también que una vez tuvo una novia, con la cual tuvo que terminar la relación ante su vocación religiosa.

EL libro está separado en 15 capítulos, cada uno centrado en un tema particular pese a que su contenido no transcurre necesariamente
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Andrew
Feb 07, 2015 Andrew rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: religion, culled
As always, reading prelates and popes in their own words is more interesting than forming an opinion from a media narrative or their homilies. The Pope's nature really shines on these pages. You get the sense that there is no artifice or naivete about the man. The only thing holding back me back from five-stars is the inevitable comparison with the four volumes of Pope Benedict's interviews. They were a masterclass in distilling a great intellect into comprehensible answers, and my taste simply ...more
Jill
Sep 15, 2015 Jill rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am certainly not a Catholic, but this was just a great book. This guy has a lot of great things away---I especially liked his views on forgiveness and hope for the future. Highly recommended to anyone- regardless of religious affiliation.
Sho
Jan 26, 2015 Sho rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An honest account giving us a better look into the everyday concepts as they are understood by the then cardinal Bergoglio with a dash of that well-known humor (that Tango must've really done something). Felt very light to read.
Rebecca
Feb 26, 2015 Rebecca rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
** I gratefully received a free copy of this title through the generosity of Goodread's First Reads**
I've been a fan of Cardinal Bergoglio since doing some research about the papabile before the 2005 concave. He came across to me as a very humble and human man, points that this book echoes. Fascinating, this book covers the future Pope Francis's family, education, faith, and Argentine politics. I found then Cardinal Bergoglio's thoughts on faith, simple yet very profound. After reading, my admi
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Christopher
Jan 07, 2014 Christopher rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A nice easy read that carries plenty of depth. I enjoyed the conversational style of the book, and the clarity with which Bergoglio's thought is expressed. I appreciated the broad expanse of questions posed, though I would have benefitted from more background information about the social and political history of Argentina in the 20th century. Having read more recent writings by Pope Francis, I was impressed by their continuity with the ideas and perspectives expressed in this series of interview ...more
Sheila Pritchard
May 25, 2016 Sheila Pritchard rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What an amazing man! These conversations were before he was elected Pope but so much more interesting as I saw the background to his life and thinking.
Anne
May 22, 2013 Anne rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction
This is a quick read, and you may have seen excerpts and memorable quotes in the media coverage post-conclave. But I have a particular fondness for these interview-style Pope books. I always feel like I'm actually sitting with the Holy Father, getting to know him and enjoying the process. There is a lot in this one about the political climate in Argentina, which may not interest some readers, but I enjoyed hearing then Cardinal Bergoglio reflect on all of these situations. You do get a good feel ...more
Susan
Jan 05, 2015 Susan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed the book and loved the fact that even though this was written before Jorge Bergolio became Pope Francis, his value and vision for humanity was the same.
Jon Sedlak
Jun 22, 2015 Jon Sedlak rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is great because it shows a side of the Pope not covered by mainstream American media. It's also great because it's very pastoral. It also fills in a wide variety of minor details behind the Pope's life and values, which helped me understand--much better--his acknowledgment of scandals within the Church, as well as his guiding principles for such encyclicals as Lumen Fidei & Evangelii Gaudium
Felix Angel
Nov 20, 2014 Felix Angel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Highly recommended. It's a brief introduction to the theology of Pope Francis. I particularly enjoyed his essay on the classic poem "Martín Fierro.
Cathy
Jul 09, 2013 Cathy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is a series of interviews that were done when Jorge Bergoglio was Cardinal in Argentina. They give a good view of the kind of man he is and more importantly what kind of leader he is. My impression of him has only improved after reading it. And I must say it was very high to begin with!

I think Pope Francis will be wonderful for the church especially at this trying time. He is just what we need.
Edie
Jul 12, 2014 Edie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed the more personal stuff, the politics and history - not so much. Still glad I read it.
Don Mario
May 30, 2013 Don Mario rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Com'è noto si tratta di un'intervista di qualche anno fa all'allora arcivescovo di Buenos Aires, purtroppo senza nessun aggiornamento e senza grosse pretese.
Molto interessante però la figura che emerge del nuovo Papa, la sua semplicità profonda e il suo modo di affrontare problemi di molti tipi. Meriterebbe una stella in più se non fosse scritto male e non aggiornato.
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