A Spanish-language graphic novel entitled “Pope Francis, the life of a man who is transforming the world” will soon be published in Mexico,
A Spanish-language graphic novel entitled “Pope Francis, the life of a man who is transforming the world” will soon be published in Mexico, Spain’s Turner publishing house announced.
The two-volume work includes “Pope Francis 1936-1980,” which will go on sale next week, and “The Reformer Pope 1980-2015,” planned for publication within the next few months.
The first volume reviews the childhood of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, his family relationships and priestly training in the political and social milieu in his native Argentina, publishing house sources told EFE on Thursday.
The second volume discusses his experiences in the religious area and the reforms he has pushed for since his election as pope on March 13, 2013.
The text was written by Francisco de la Mora, the author of the graphic adaptation of the Short New History of Mexico, based on newspaper and bibliographic sources, and the artwork was created by Chile’s Juan “Nitrox” Marquez.
In the first volume, to which EFE received access, the Italian heritage of the pontiff’s grandparents is emphasized, and it is said that Francis carries the issue of immigration “engraved on his soul” due to his own family history.
The graphic novel also reviews the pope’s stance on the pedophilia cases that have been denounced within the Catholic Church, which the text describes as “something more than reprehensible acts,” and in fact “a sacrilegious cult.”
The presentation of the first volume is scheduled to coincide with the pontiff’s Feb. 12-17 visit to Mexico.