The Perfect Joy Of Mikhail Gorbachev

Gorby's a Christian and St. Francis is why.
Mikhail Gorbachev, the last Communist leader of the Soviet Union, has acknowledged his Christian faith for the first time, paying a surprise visit to pray at the tomb of St Francis of Assisi.
[snip]"It was through St Francis that I arrived at the Church, so it was important that I came to visit his tomb," said Mr Gorbachev.
I'd never have dreamed I'd have anything in common with Gorby, but I always attribute my eventual conversion to Catholicism to having read The Perfect Joy of St. Francis as a little girl. I like how he paid "a surprise visit," the way Cheney just went to Iraq.