UPDATED June 1st, 2018
The latest on Pope Francis is always important because he is single-handedly changing the face of the Catholic Church. Regardless of what your religious beliefs may be, it is undeniable that the reigning leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, is transforming his religion and changing the world through his vision, his beliefs, his actions and his very inclusive and open way of thinking. It’s no surprise that Pope Francis was the Time Person of the Year in 2013 and was one of the 100 most influential people in 2014 according to Time’s widely respected list. President Barack Obama explains that the current pope deserves this recognition because he is a “leader who makes us want to be better people.” He goes on to say that above all, “it has been his deeds, his bearing, the gestures at once simple and profound—embracing the sick, ministering to the homeless, washing the feet of young prisoners—that have inspired us all.”
Whether you love him, disagree with him, respect him, are confused by his behaviors or are completely in awe of his actions, Pope Francis has certainly made people across the globe (and across religious backgrounds) open their eyes and think differently about the world. Which is one of the many reasons we cannot wait to dive into his new book, Encountering Truth: Meeting God in the Everyday, when it is released on June 16th. Here are 5 more reasons to check out the Pope Francis latest book.