Vatican City, Mar 15, 2018 / 14:37 pm
In commemoration of the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis' election to the papacy, Penguin Random House has published a collection of the Pope's reflections on the Our Father.
Released March 13, "Our Father: Reflections on the Lord's Prayer" focuses on issues of social justice and charity around the world, urging Christians to reflect on solidarity and forgiveness.
"I hope that in praying the Our Father, every one of us will feel ever more loved, forgiven, bathed in the dew of the Holy Spirit, and I will thus be able in turn to love and forgive every other brother, every other sister," writes Pope Francis in the book's introduction. "This will give us an idea of what Heaven is like."
A majority of the book contains the text from the nine question-and-answer sessions that composed the Italian television series "Our Father," aired by Italian television network TV2000. In the series, Pope Francis collaborated with Father Marco Pazzo, a theologian and prison chaplain in Northern Italy, to reflect on the Lord's Prayer.