Pope Francis's book 'On Heaven and Earth' will be translated into English

Pope Francis first wrote his book in Spanish in 2010, and the title will now be released in English for the first time this May.

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Pope Francis arrives at his inauguration Mass on March 19.

Those who are curious about the new pope will get an opportunity to learn more about him via his own words: Pope Francis’s book “On Heaven and Earth: Pope Francis on Faith, Family and the Church in the 21st Century” will be released in English for the first time this May.

“On Heaven and Earth” was first released in 2010 in Spanish when the now-pope wrote it as a series of talks with the rector of the Latin American Rabbinical Seminary in Buenos Aires, Rabbi Abraham Skorka, who is the book’s co-author. The two discussed issues like abortion, globalization, gay marriage, and atheists. The book is one of 11 that the new pope has written.

The book will be published by Image Books, an imprint of Random House, on May 7, and “On Heaven and Earth” will also be released by Vintage Espanol, also part of Random House, in Spanish in North America.

The pope was elected March 13 and is the 266th to serve in the position.

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