On Friday, August 29, at the Carturesti Verona Bookshop, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who became Pope Fracisc, shares his thoughts on religion, reason, and the challenges the world faces in the 21st century with Abraham Skorka, a rabbi and biophysicist, in a dialogue book called “On Heaven and Earth”.
For years Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, archbishop of Argentina, and Rabbi Abraham Skorka were tenacious promoters of interreligious dialogues on faith and reason. They both sought to build bridges among Catholicism, Judaism, and the world at large. “On Heaven and Earth”, originally published in Argentina in 2010, brings together a series of these conversations where both men talked about various theological and worldly issues, including God, fundamentalism, atheism, abortion, homosexuality, euthanasia, same-sex marriage, and globalization. From these personal and accessible talks comes a first-hand view of the man who would become pope to 1.2 billion Catholics around the world in March 2013, writes Image Catholic Books website.
The book will be launched by Curtea Veche Publishing House and at the event will talk journalist Emil Hurezeanu, professor Marius Vasilescu, rabbi Rafael Shaffer and journalist Gelu Trandafir and the bishop of the Greek-Catholic Church of Bucharest, Mihai Fratila.