How to Write the Pope's Biography

Pope Francis waves as he leaves after he celebrated the beatification ceremony of Pope Paul VI, and a mass for the closing of
Pope Francis waves as he leaves after he celebrated the beatification ceremony of Pope Paul VI, and a mass for the closing of of a two-week synod on family issues, in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

In addition to being an Argentinian journalist, Elisabetta Piqué is also friends with the Pope. She has known Pope Francis for over a decade and was one of the few people not totally surprised when Jorge Bergoglio's name was announced in St. Peter's square.

With the world clamoring to know more about this humble leader of the Catholic Church, Piqué's unique friendship and knowledge of Pope Francis made her an obvious choice to write his biography. Yet where does one begin in this massive undertaking of telling the story of a new Pope?

Listen to Elisabetta Piqué discuss her process and experience in writing Pope Francis's biography, Pope Francis: Life and Revolution: A Biography of Jorge Bergoglio.