By Carl Bunderson
Denver, Colo., Apr 29, 2013 / 06:01 pm (EWTN News/CNA)
In his newly translated book, Pope Francis proposes a Christ-centered understanding of human dignity that yields a comprehensive respect for life reaching from the unborn to the impoverished.
“He clearly makes the case that Jesus brings about a completely new vision of humanity, that human life is provided with a dignity that goes beyond our capacity to understand,” Alejandro Bermudez, the book’s translator, told EWTN News April 23.
“Therefore the most crucial approach to human life is reverence.”
The new book, “On Heaven and Earth,” is a conversation between Pope Francis and Abraham Skorka, a rabbi and scholar from Buenos Aires. It was originally published in Spanish in 2010, when Francis was still Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, archbishop of Buenos Aires.
The book depicts a firm reverence for human life that connects the Pope’s committed opposition to abortion and euthanasia with his passionate concern for the poor and elderly.