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Jorge Bergoglio / Abraham Skorka
On Heaven and Earth

(Sobre el cielo y la tierra)

Biographies and Personalities / Commercial Non-Fiction

  • Published: 01/03/2013
  • ISBN: 9788499923369
  • 224 pages

Sobre el cielo y la tierra (On Heaven and Earth) gathers a series of deep conversations between the Pope Francis, highest authority of the Catholic Church, and Rabbi Abraham Skorka, rector of the Latin American Rabbinical Seminary. God, fundamentalism, atheists, death, the Holocaust, homosexuality, and capitalism are just some of the topics tackled by these two huge mainstays of the religions that coexist in the world.

About the author

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on December 17, 1936, Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis on March 13, 2013, when he was named the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church. Bergoglio, the first pope from the Americas, took his papal title after St. Francis of Assisi of Italy.

Abraham Skorka (born July 5, 1950 in Buenos Aires) is an Argentine biophysicist, rabbi and book author. Abraham Skorka is rector of the Seminario Rabínico Latinoamericano in Buenos Aires, the rabbi of the Jewish community Benei Tikva, professor of biblical and rabbinic literature at the Seminario Rabinico Latinoamericano and honorary professor of Hebrew Law at the Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires.

Rights sold

  • Czech Republic : Paseka Publishers
  • USA : Random House Inc;
  • Hungary : Holnap Kiado
  • Slovakia : Kumran
  • Israel: Koren Publishers Jerusalem
  • The Netherlands : Loops
  • Romania : Curtea Veche
  • Portugal : Clube do autor
  • Korea : Ulysse Publishers
  • Finland : Katolinen tiedotuskeskus
  • India : Megha Books
  • Japan : Myrtos
  • Lithuania : UAB Kataliku Pasaulio Leidiniai
  • Taiwan : Cité Publishing Ltd.
  • Poland : Wydawnictwo Znak;
  • Italy : Mondadori
  • France : Robert Laffont
  • Croatia : VBZ LTD
  • Brazil : Editora Paralela
  • Germany : Bertelsmann