NEW YORK (AP) — A leading Roman Catholic commentator and founder of a pro-Catholic media organization has landed a deal to write a "full-scale" biography of Pope Francis.
Publisher Henry Holt announced Wednesday that it has acquired a book by Austen Ivereigh, a British journalist who helped found Catholic Voices, which seeks to improve how the church is presented in the news. Ivereigh also is a former press secretary for the Archbishop of Westminster.
The book, currently untitled, is expected next year.
According to the publisher, Ivereigh's biography will show that the Pope has pressed the "reset button" for the church. Pope Francis has made international news by saying the church should not spend too much time focusing on gay marriage and abortion and should concern itself more with the poor.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Nov. 25-Dec. 1. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The Newport Jazz Festival is adding a third day of music to mark its 60th anniversary. The focus will be on new and emerging acts, but at least one familiar name will be on hand to help kick off one of the world's top jazz festivals on Aug. 1.
NEW YORK (AP) — Whether on the gridiron or the dance floor, fancy footwork ruled in the ratings last week.