Pope Francis receives first copy of “The Name of God is Mercy”

2016-01-12 Vatican Radio

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Monday afternoon received the first copy of the Italian edition of his book-length interview with journalist Andrea Tornielli, entitled The Name of God is Mercy.  

Marina Berlusconi, the President of the Mondadori Group, hand delivered the book to the Holy Father in the Casa Santa Marta. Also present were Andrea Tornielli, the Vatican correspondent for the newspaper La Stampa, who also edits the newspaper’s Vatican Insider website; Ernesto Mauri, the chief executive of the Mondadori Group;  Enrico Selva Codde, managing director of Mondadori books; as well as other representatives of Mondadori and the Piemme imprint.

The book was officially released on Tuesday, and is available in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish and Portuguese. During the interview, Pope Francis answered 40 questions, which have been divided into 9 chapters.

(from Vatican Radio)