Rourke’s book delivers well what its title promises: the rootsof the pope’s social and political thought. This is no small achievement. . . . Rourke is very good on identifying and summarizing key intellectual influences on the future pope. . . One is thus left with a rich palette of colors from which Pope Francis paints his prophetically challenging but also hope-giving vision.
5/6/2021 - The Catholic World Report referenced this book in an article titled “Opinion: Is Pope Francis a Populist?” Link: https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2021/05/06/opinion-is-pope-francis-a-populist/