The naming of Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope Francis has inspired the
enthusiasm not only of many Roman Catholics, but also of a publisher
planning to re-launch a book about him by his official biographer,
"The Jesuit. Conversations with
Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio" will be reissued Tuesday as "The Jesuit. The
story of Francisco, The Argentine Pope," said Maria Estomba, a
spokeswoman for the Argentina-based publishing house Ediciones B.
Ediciones B now owns the Latin American publishing
group Vergara, which in 2010 issued the original Spanish-language book.
The book is based on two years of conversations Rubin
and a fellow journalist, Francesca Ambroguetti, held with then-Cardinal
Bergoglio, but isn't strictly a biography, Estomba said.
The publishing house has plans in the future to translate the book into several other languages, she said.
In addition to being the subject of this and
potentially numerous other books in the future, Bergoglio has authored
several of his own, including such titles as "On Heaven and Earth,"
co-written with Abraham Skorka, and "Dialogues between John Paul II and
Fidel Castro," co-written with then-Pope John Paul II.