“Pope Francis is arguably the most fascinating person on the planet,”
said Joe Durepos, executive editor of trade acquisitions at Loyola Press. “For
us as a small, Jesuit-owned publishing company to publish a book by Pope
Francis in the English-language market was a no-brainer.”
Durepos said the press was determined to secure the book rights after seeing
excerpts. "We saw it as a message of hope and renewal, wholly consistent
with our mission at Loyola Press," he said.
According to Durepos, “The Church of Mercy” is a handbook for a 21st
century global church. “Everything you’ve seen that has made headlines or sound
bites or been attention-getting, it’s in this little book,” he said.
Loyola Press is adapting the English-language translation from the
Italian for the North American market. “The Church of Mercy” will be
released in print and e-book simultaneously and is currently available
on Amazon.com. [Sources: Publishers Weekly, Chicago
November 15, 2018 — Kenyan Jesuit Father Victor-Luke Odhiambo, 62, was murdered on Nov. 15 when unknown assailants attacked the Daniel Comboni Jesuit Residence in Cueibet, South Sudan, where he resided.
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