Remember that mysterious trip I made to Rome a couple of weeks ago?
Well, it was in connection with Dear Pope Francis. We were tying up the final details. In an international Jesuit project, early in the Fall the Holy Father agreed our our request that he respond to letters from children around the world.
We used our Jesuit contacts to get children to ask questions and draw pictures to accompany them. The final choice of which questions he answered was left to Pope Francis and we have photos of him looking very carefully over the children’s art and questions. When the book is released at the beginning of March, I am confident that you will be charmed silly both by the children and by the Pope’s lovely responses.
I want to thank Tom McGrath and all my colleagues at the Press who are making this book a reality with speed, grace and great good humor.
If you want to read more about the project, here is a sample newspaper report from an Australian newspaper!