MEXICO CITY (AP) — The naming of Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope Francis has inspired the enthusiasm not only of many Roman Catholics, but also of a publisher planning to re-launch a book about him by his official biographer, Sergio Rubin.
Maria Estomba is a spokeswoman for the Argentina-based publishing house Ediciones B.
Ediciones B now owns the Latin American publishing group Vergara, which in 2010 issued "The Jesuit. Conversations with Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio."
Estomba says Ediciones B will put out a new version Tuesday called "The Jesuit. The story of Francisco, The Argentine Pope."
She notes the Spanish-language book about Bergoglio's life and beliefs is based on two years of conversations Rubin and a fellow journalist held with then-Cardinal Bergoglio.
Estomba says there are future plans to translate the book into several languages.