MY NEW BOOK. OUT ON MARCH 13, 2018

A TAVOLA CON PAPA FRANCESCO Copertina

“Dining with Pope Francis”, by Roberto Alborghetti, Mondadori. Out on March 13, 2018. An unpublished and surprising biography! With 36 illustrated recipes! Because life is not a passing time, but a time for meeting, even and especially at the table.

“A tavola con Papa Francesco”, di Roberto Alborghetti, pubblicato da Mondadori il 13 marzo 2018. Una biografia inedita e sorprendente. Con 36 ricette illustrate. Perchè la vita non è tempo che passa, ma tempo di incontro, anche e soprattutto a tavola.

 

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EXTRAORDINARY DAY: I MET POPE FRANCIS FOR THE PRESENTATION OF THE HISTORICAL BIOGRAPHY I WROTE ABOUT HIM. IMAGES TALK BETTER THAN WORDS…

READ MORE ABOUT “FRANCIS”, THE FIRST ILLUSTRATED AND HISTORICAL BIOGRAPHY ABOUT JORGE MARIO BERGOGLIO, AUTHOR ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI, VELAR-ELLEDICI PUBLISHING:

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/2013/12/11/pope-francis-person-of-the-year-my-new-book-tells-his-extraordinary-life-2-volumes-unpublished-stories-340-photos/

POPE FRANCIS “PERSON OF THE YEAR”… MY NEW BOOK TELLS HIS EXTRAORDINARY LIFE THROUGH 340 PHOTOS, UNPUBLISHED STORIES, 2 VOLUMES

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 http://poy.time.com/2013/12/11/person-of-the-year-pope-francis-the-peoples-pope/

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GUEST WRITER: PRESS OFFICE – VELAR-ELLEDICI PUBLISHING

“FRANCESCO”, Author: ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI; Preface: Cardinal GIOVANNI BATTISTA RE; Published in Italy by VELAR-ELLEDICI; Available in 2 versions: 2 volumes (+ casket) and 1 single volume, 340 photos, 264 pages, November 2013.

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Over 550,000 lines of text, 14 chapters, 340 photographs, 6 months of work and researches: these are the numbers that define the “first historical and illustrated biography” about new Pope Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the 266 th Pope of history, the first to assume the name of Francis, the first South American Pope, the first Pope belonging to the Society of Jesus.

Francis” helps us to know a “son of Italian immigrants” who became the leader of the Roman Catholic Church. The volumes – “the most-awaited event for Italian publishing industry” as media stated – dig deep into the historical records and documents starting from the news about the Pope’s family, reconstructing moments and facts concerning the emigration from Italy to Argentina, specifying dates, times and procedures.

The Author writes about the childhood of the future Pope Francis, his progressive steps in education, his lung disease, his religious vocation on the backdrop of social and historical scenarios of Argentina. “Francis” also delves into the distinctive elements of cultural education of the future Pope Francis, his relations with the  world of Latin American thinkers, authors and essayists (Jorge Luis Borges, Methol Ferrè, Gera, Scannone) who drew new perspectives for South American continent. The book  contextualizes informations and news related to the evolution of social and historical periods in Argentina, as president Peron’s age. 

Unpublished testimonies help to discover Jorge Mario Bergoglio during his years at the helm of the Jesuits in Argentina, his pastoral insights, his role in saving lives during the military dictatorship (1976-1983), his experiences as rector at the Collegio Massimo in San Miguel, his presence in the “barrios” between the poor and emergencies in Buenos Aires, sharing the difficulties of the population in the years of severe economic crisis that hit Argentina at the beginning of the Twenty-First century. The last chapters are dedicated to the first months of Francis pontificate.

Francesco, cover of the single volume, by Roberto Alborghetti, Velar Elledici, Italy, 2013

Francesco, cover of the single volume, by Roberto Alborghetti, Velar Elledici, Italy, 2013

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MY NEW BOOK IS OUT: THE FIRST ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHY OF POPE FRANCIS, “PERSON OF THE YEAR” (2 VOLUMES, UNPUBLISHED STORIES, 340 PHOTOS)

 GUEST WRITER: PRESS OFFICE – VELAR-ELLEDICI PUBLISHING

 Pap Francesco (613x800)

“FRANCESCO”

(Francis)

Author: ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

Preface: Cardinal GIOVANNI BATTISTA RE

Published in Italy

by VELAR-ELLEDICI

Available in 2 versions:

2 volumes (+ casket) and 1 single volume

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“The most-awaited event for Italian publishing industry”

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Over 550,000 lines of text, 14 chapters, 340 photographs, 6 months of work and researches: these are the numbers that define the “first historical and illustrated biography” about new Pope Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the 266 th Pope of history, the first to assume the name of Francis, the first South American Pope, the first Pope belonging to the Society of Jesus.

Francis” helps us to know a “son of Italian immigrants” who became the leader of the Roman Catholic Church. The volumes – “the most-awaited event for Italian publishing industry” as media stated – dig deep into the historical records and documents starting from the news about the Pope’s family, reconstructing moments and facts concerning the emigration from Italy to Argentina, specifying dates, times and procedures.

The Author writes about the childhood of the future Pope Francis, his progressive steps in education, his lung disease, his religious vocation on the backdrop of social and historical scenarios of Argentina. “Francis” also delves into the distinctive elements of cultural education of the future Pope Francis, his relations with the  world of Latin American thinkers, authors and essayists (Jorge Luis Borges, Methol Ferrè, Gera, Scannone) who drew new perspectives for South American continent. The book  contextualizes informations and news related to the evolution of social and historical periods in Argentina, as president Peron’s age. 

Unpublished testimonies help to discover Jorge Mario Bergoglio during his years at the helm of the Jesuits in Argentina, his pastoral insights, his role in saving lives during the military dictatorship (1976-1983), his experiences as rector at the Collegio Massimo in San Miguel, his presence in the “barrios” between the poor and emergencies in Buenos Aires, sharing the difficulties of the population in the years of severe economic crisis that hit Argentina at the beginning of the Twenty-First century. The last chapters are dedicated to the first months of Francis pontificate.

BOOK PAGE AT VELAR SITE – (SHOPPING ONLINE)

BOOK INFORMATIONS AT ELLEDICI SITE

FRANCESCO, IL VIDEOCLIP

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FRANCESCO di Roberto Alborghetti, Ed. Velar-Elledici - Copia (2)

“A FRAGILE BEAM OF LIGHT IN THAT BLACK STORM” / ABSTRACT & FRANCESCO

Friend and fellow artist Mieke Goossens – she’s from Holland, she  lives in Rome and creates beautiful ceramics – launched me a sort of “provocation”. She invited me to create one of my “Lacer/actions” ( images of torn and decomposed publicity poster) about Francesco, the new Pope called to guide Catholic Church in these hard times, assuming (for the first time in the history) the same name of Francis of Assisi, the peace keeper, the man who loved all creatures, living contra-currents any time… I accepted the challenge, being conscious that abstract impressionism (or abstractionism) can surely suggest a concept and an idea. In my collection I found a picture I took a few weeks ago:it seems to show  a white ribbon in a black storm… (it is an absolutely random and not manipulated image, as all my works).

I forwarded it in preview to Mieke, who commented with these  thoughts: ”It is such a fragile beam of light in that black storm/black infinite sky indeed… But it is a bit gnostic vision as well (and gnosticism is sometimes quite individual), although since it turns as a spiral there might be a sensation of interaction, participation… To me this beautiful image is ‘white love’, being-unity, fragility, Light, Insight, uniting, floating…Truly beautiful. Love your ideas and work!”

I’m glad to share this image through my blog (accepting comments…) I thank Mieke for her intriguing suggestion!

ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI - LACER/ACTIONS 2013 - “A FRAGILE BEAM OF LIGHT IN THAT BLACK STORM” / ABSTRACT & FRANCESCO

ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI – LACER/ACTIONS 2013 – “A FRAGILE BEAM OF LIGHT IN THAT BLACK STORM” / ABSTRACT & FRANCESCO