In anticipation of the World Meeting of Families and the expected visit of the Pope Francis in August 2018, The Irish Catholic newspaper launched a Fáilte Pope Francis competition which asked children from all over Ireland, aged 6 to 9, to draw a picture and write a letter of welcome addressed to Pope Francis.
The response from primary schools was so overwhelming, one cuter than the next, that the decision was made to publish a book with the most engaging entries. This is an eclectic mix of images expressing the children’s large imaginations and their robust curiosity. Only a young child would dare to invite the Pope over for a cup of tea and a bun, and there are no better words than those of a six-year old to describe how much of an inspiration Pope Francis is to the world.
Fáilte Pope Francis is a beautiful gift for First Holy Communion and all royalties go to The Children’s Medical and Research Foundation (CMRF).