The Story

Jorge Bergoglio was just an ordinary teenager in Argentina, until the autumn day he decided to stop by a church. That’s when he hears an astonishing call.

But that’s only the beginning of Jorge’s adventures, which take him into the Jesuit order, the priesthood, serving the poor, and into a bitter conflict when his country is involved in a sinister Dirty War. But Jorge keeps trying to follow Christ, no matter where He leads - even to Rome and the heart of the Church! The amazing true story of Pope Francis, and his experience of the mercy of God.

You look for God, but then you realize he is already looking for you. You want to find Him, but He finds you first.  - Jorge Bergoglio (Pope Francis)

Story by: Regina Doman
Art by: Sean Lam

48 Pages
Published by: Manga Hero, 2013

Pope Francis: I Believe in Mercy

The Characters

The Creators

Regina Doman

Regina Doman


Regina Doman is a Catholic wife, mother, author, and editor. She is a graduate of Franciscan University and owner of Chesterton Press, which specializes in quality Catholic fiction. As a fiction editor, she has worked for Sophia Institute Press and MangaHero and is currently managing editor for the John Paul 2 High teen novel series. Her published books include her one picture book, Angel in the Waters, which has sold over 100,000 copies, and the Fairy Tale Novels, a teen series of fairy tales retold in modern settings with Christian themes interwoven. Her most recent book in the series, Alex O'Donnell & the 40 Cyberthieves, won the Catholic Arts and Letters award in 2011 for Best Young Adult Fiction. She also co-writes the Catholic Philosopher Chick romance novels. Habemus Papam! is her first graphic novel.  Regina and her husband live in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley with seven of their eight children and assorted livestock, dogs, and cats.

Sean Lam

Sean Lam


Sean Lam is a professional illustrator specializing in both American comic and Japanese anime / manga styles. In addition to illustrating the PAUL: Tarsus to Redemption and Judith: Captive to Conqueror manga series, Sean is currently illustrating other teen-oriented graphic novels for the publisher, Manga Hero. His past works include the 480-page single volume manga, It Takes A Wizard, published by Seven Seas Entertainment and several instructional art books, where he was lead artist. A graduate in graphic design from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore, Sean worked in advertising as a creative and art director before pursuing his passion for illustrating.

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