Pontiff to publish first book

The pope is set to publish his first book.

Pope to release new book

Pope Francis is set to publish his first book which is scheduled to be released in January.

His Italian publishing house has, on Tuesday, unveiled the cover for the pontiff’s first book, based on interviews with journalist and Vatican expert Andrea Tornielli.

Titled "The Name of God is Mercy", the book will be released on January 12 in six languages: Italian, English, French, German, Portuguese and Spanish. This will be Francis' first book published during his papacy.

The cover featured the Vatican's coat of arms and "Pope Francis" in capital letters. The title is written in red in the pope's handwriting.

Yahoo reports that 17 publishers will release the book in 84 countries.

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