An English-language edition of a 2010 book co-authored by Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, will be published in May.
Image Books, a “Catholic-interest” imprint of Random House says that “On Heaven and Earth: Pope Francis on Faith, Family and the Church in the 21st Century” will come out May 7.
The book was co-written by Rabbi Abraham Skorka, rector of the Latin American Rabbinical Seminary in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
According to Image Books, “On Heaven and Earth” includes discussions between the two religious leaders on everything from atheism and euthanasia to abortion and globalization.
A Spanish-language edition was released in Latin America and Spain in 2010.
Meanwhile, the naming of Pope Francis has inspired a publisher planning to relaunch a book about him by his official biographer, Sergio Rubin.
“The Jesuit: Conversations with Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio” will be reissued as “The Jesuit: The Story of Francisco, The Argentine Pope,” said Maria Estomba, a spokeswoman for the Argentine branch of the Spanish 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.