El jesuita

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El jesuita
El Jesuita.jpg
Cover of the 2010 edition
Author Sergio Rubin
Country Argentina
Language Spanish
Subject Jorge Mario Bergoglio
Genre Biography
Publication date
2010 (re-published 2013)

El jesuita (Spanish: The Jesuit) is a biography of Jorge Bergoglio, who became Pope Francis in 2013. Written by Sergio Rubin, it is the only biography of him that appeared before his election as Pope.

Creation[edit]

Sergio Rubin developed the idea in a conversation with Francesca Ambrogetti following the Papal conclave of 2005 that elected Pope Benedict XVI. At that time, media reports based on an anonymous diary of a participant in the conclave said that Bergoglio had received 40 votes in the third ballot.

Bergoglio first resisted the idea of a book about him, but gave in to their continued requests. Rubin and Ambrogetti met with him monthly for a year and half. Those meetings were the only occasions when Bergoglio discussed his life during Argentina's Dirty War.[1]

The book was published in 2010. A reprinting is scheduled for 2013, a reflection of the increased interest on Bergoglio after his election as Pope.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pablo Javier Blanco (March 17, 2013). "Dias inolvidables para su biógrafo" [Unforgettable days for his biographer]. El Papa del fin del mundo (in Spanish). Clarín. Retrieved March 13, 2013.