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The life of Pope Francis intimately portrayed by Mark Shriver

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Pope Francis waves to the crowd as he drives around St Peter's Square ahead of his first weekly general audience as pope on March 27, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Before becoming His Holiness, Pope Francis was Jorge Mario Bergoglio.

In Mark Shriver’s latest book, “Pilgrimage: My Search for the Real Pope Francis,” the author journeys to discover the life of a leader who – through renowned humility, grace and unpretentious style – has invigorated the Catholic Church, and the world.

Visiting a number of sites native to the Pope’s beginnings in Argentina, Shriver details his travels and conversations with the people who knew the Jesuit priest during much younger stages of faith. Shriver also shares his personal path back to Catholicism that was found through Pope Francis.

Host Larry Mantle speaks to Shriver about the book’s pilgrimage, his current work and more.


Mark Shriver, author of the book “Pilgrimage: My Search for the Real Pope Francis” (Random House, 2016), and president of the charity Save the Children Action Network

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