Jesuit publishes Hindi book on Pope Francis
Patna: A Jesuit priest in Patna has written a biography of Pope Francis in Hindi, the national language.
Fr Raymond Cherumbim, the author, says the book deals with the pope’s views on the challenges he is facing as the leader of the Catholic Church, especially regarding issues such as women’s ordination, inter religious dialogue, churches’ stand on abortion, contraception, refugee crisis, child abuse by priests.
The book published by the Claretian publications, Bangalore, is priced 125 rupees. The author says the book is available with him at St Xavier’s College, Digha Ghat, a suburb of Patna, or at nearby Prabhat Prakashan, the publication wing of the Patna Jesuits.
Written in simple Hindi, the book may be the first one in Hindi dealing with various the Pope and the Church now grapple. “It is a must read for the laity, priests and religious,” says the author, who is the controller of examinations and a Hindi professor in St Xavier’s College, Patna.