We are all excited about the World Meeting of Families next week — and of course hearing from the Holy Father during the event. Someone who has been able to be at many events with Pope Francis is Fr. Michael Collins who will be our guest on Friday’s show.
Fr. Collins has taught in a number of universities, including the American University of Rome; John Cabot University; and Duquesne University, Rome Campus, and he currently serves in St. Mary’s Church in Dublin.
He has just written a book with more than 250 previously unpublished photographs, Pope Francis: A Photographic Portrait of the People’s Pope that follows the pontiff through a year in his life, from daily prayers to international pastoral visits, offering a rare look at life behind the scenes with His Holiness Pope Francis.
Inspiring photographs from Pope Francis’s official photographer Rodolfo Felici capture both significant and informal events, from papal visits throughout the world to spontaneous moments at the Vatican, creating an exceptionally intimate portrait of the pope and an inside look at papal life. In Pope Francis: A Photographic Portrait of the People’s Pope, this close-up is coupled with the inside knowledge of author Father Michael Collins, a former adviser at the Vatican, who provides a complete look at Pope Francis’s journey from his boyhood in Argentina to the workings of the papacy and the Holy City.
Created in full cooperation with the Vatican, Pope Francis: A Photographic Portrait of the People’s Pope is a beautiful tribute to His Holiness Pope Francis, the first Jesuit and Latin American pope and a true pope of the people. Join Jerry & Debbie as they welcome Fr. Collins. Call in at 1-800-585-9396.