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13th September marked exactly 6 months since the election of Pope Francis. In that time he has brought a new style of leadership to the papacy. His human warmth, his energy and his simplicity made an immediate impact and has won him many fans among Catholics and non-Catholics alike around the world.

In a remarkable interview, Pope Francis speaks openly and frankly about himself and the Church. Given in a series of three meetings with Antoinio Spadaro, S.J., editor in chief of La Civilta Cattolica an Italian Jesuit journal during August, perhaps for the first time a pope speaks intimately on subjects that may not have been spoken of quite so informally. (Interview download above)