This week on Well Read, former Maryland state legislator Mark K. Shriver (son of Eunice Kennedy and Sargent Shriver) will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about his latest work of historical nonfiction, Pilgrimage: My Search for the Real Pope Francis (2016), released November 29. In it, Shriver yearns “for a church he could believe in again,” and finds faith, through a series of interviews with “friends, teachers, and many . . . Jesuits,” in the 266th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, Jorge Mario Bergoglio. In the video clip above, Shriver discusses his fateful “non-interview” with the Pope. “He should’ve turned me down,” Shriver admits. “He has more important things to do.”
To watch his full conversation with Jaffe and Gwinn, check your public television affiliate’s schedule and World Channel beginning this Friday, February 17.
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