December 2013

CHI Board Chair Writes Book on Pope Francis


Chris Lowney, chair of CHI’s Board of Stewardship Trustees, has written a book on the leadership style of Pope Francis, analyzing the Holy Father’s approach to leadership in the context of the pontiff’s background as a Jesuit. The book, Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads, includes anecdotes from Jesuits who knew Father Jorge Mario Bergoglio, SJ, before he was elected leader of the 1.2-billion-member Catholic Church in March 2013.

Lowney, an author and philanthropist who served as a managing director of J.P Morgan & Co., also drew on his own experiences as a Jesuit seminarian in writing the book. Lowney said the book draws on the Pope’s own “words and deeds” for a “behind the scenes” portrait of the Holy Father. Lowney will donate half of all royalties from the book to Jesuit projects that serve the poor.