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Special offer on Pope Francis books

Special offer on Pope Francis books

Pope Francis in Ireland and Fáilte Pope Francis are beautiful hardback coffee table books that make perfect souvenirs of the papal visit to Ireland this year and are now part of a very special Christmas offer.

Pope Francis in Ireland is a photographic souvenir of Pope Francis’ visit to Ireland earlier this year, covering the historic papal visit to Dublin and Knock, the World Meeting of Families and the preparations that took place across the 26 dioceses. Written in partnership with The Irish Catholic, Ireland’s best-selling religious newspaper, this beautifully presented photographic diary, accompanied by in-depth reports gives a full picture of the moments that made the papal visit this summer so memorable and beloved. It is the perfect gift for the pilgrim who wants to relive the experience that brought the country together.

New Irish Ambassador presents Pope Francis with books

Ambassador Derek Hannon presenting Pope Francis with copies of the books. Servizio Fotografico – Vatican Media

The book Fáilte Pope Francis began as a competition run in The Irish Catholic for children aged 6-9 to draw a picture and write a letter of welcome to the Pope prior to his arrival in Ireland. The most engaging entries were selected to make up this beautiful book. The letters are touching and heart-warming, as the children describe their nightly prayers and their excitement for their First Communions. The letters are also humorous at times – only a child would be bold enough to ask the Pope to join them for a spot of hurling! The letters are accompanied by colourful, imaginative drawings that capture the joy that the papal visit inspired. All royalties from the sale of this book go to The Children’s Medical and Research Foundation (CMRF).

Both books were presented to Pope Francis by Ambassador Derek Hannon, the new Irish Ambassador to the Holy See, making these books a present that even the Pope was delighted to receive!

Both books are available as part of a special Christmas offer, buy Pope Francis in Ireland (€24.99) and get a copy of Fáilte Pope Francis half price at only €7.49, offer valid until December 19th. To avail of this exclusive offer call 01 687 4096 or email sales@columba.ie