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10/31/2014 06:31 pm ET Updated Nov 07, 2014

Who Is Pope Francis And What Does He Really Want? All Together Interview With Elisabetta Pique

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Welcome to this week’s ALL TOGETHER, the podcast dedicated to exploring how religious ideas and spiritual practice inform and shape our personal lives, our communities and our world. All Together is hosted by Paul Raushenbush, the Executive Editor of HuffPost Religion.

On this week’s segment we will be taking a deep dive into the question: Who is this Pope Francis and What Does He Really Want?

Recently an editor here at Huffington Post asked me if Francis had become more progressive after becoming Pope. She cited his numerous condemnations of ‘unfettered Capitalism, his statements against war, telling people not to judge gays, calls to protect the environment and, most recently, his support of the science of evolution.

When and how did Pope Francis come to these views and where did they come from? What resistance has Pope Francis had from other elements within the Catholic Church? How did his experiences In Argentina prepare Jorge Bergoglio for his future role as Pope? What does Pope Francis really think about gay and lesbian people?

This week we are fortunate to have on All Together Elisabetta Pique, who is the author of the new groundbreaking biography ‘Francis: Life and Revolution' who answers all these questions and more.

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