What led to the election of a Latin American Jesuit as pope? What is the background against which his first papal acts find their
context? A first glimpse of the people who raised him and their attitudes toward his Jesuit vocation. What were the constants in Padre Jorge Bergoglio’s ministry and service as a Jesuit and as an archbishop in violent, horrible times? These questions are addressed in thisbook. In addition, there is invaluable background on Pope Benedict’s resignation and the process of electing Pope Francis.