Books

Reviews of recently published works being read around the Vatican

Giancarlo Cardinal Ravasi

Pope Francis and Cardinal Ravasi meet participants in the Children's Train, an initiative promoted by the Pontifical Council for Culture President of the Pontifical Council for Culture Since this interview concerns your book The Spiritual Significance of Eating, to be published on June 1 in English by Crossroad Publishing, what are your first memories [...]

Francis in Cuba and the United States

Pope Francis’ September 2015 trip started in Cuba and then took him to Washington, New York and Philadelphia in the United States. It generated enormous media coverage. For days, the Pope was “in the news” in an extraordinary way. Now Gilberto Marengo has analyzed this trip in Pope Francis Meets the New World (Vatican Publishing House [...]

St. Paul, Witness and Preacher of Mercy

“The faith of the Apostle Paul is the experience of being loved by Jesus Christ in a totally personal way; it is the consciousness of the fact that Christ has faced death not for something anonymous, but for love of him — of Paul — and that, as the Risen One, He still loves him, that [...]

LEV Publishes New Book for Bishops’ Formation Courses

Pope Francis at the gathering A press conference held at the Holy See Press Office on January 28 presented the book Witnesses of the Resurrected One, published by the Vatican Press (LEV). The book contains the proceedings of the annual formation course for new bishops organized by the Congregation for Bishops. Cardinal Marc Ouellet, [...]

The “Diary” of the Secretary General of the Second Vatican Council

It is a volume of almost 600 pages published by the Libreria Editrice Vaticana (the Vatican Press): The Conciliar Diary of Msgr. Pericle Felici, General Secretary of the Second Vatican Council (LEV, 596 pp.), edited by Archbishop Agostino Marchetto. The book is an important help in understanding the history of the Second Vatican Council, as in its pages [...]

Monsignor Iacobone: Editor and Author

035_arca The volume La Basilica di San Pietro is whose brainchild? Mons. Pasquale Iacobone: Our friends at the publisher FMR/UTET, Dr. Fabio Lazzari and Marco Castelluzzo, proposed the idea because they had access to an exceptional corpus of photographs of St. Peter’s by Aurelio Amendola. It included photographs he’d taken in the past, in [...]

Inspiring Words of Pope Francis, and a Unique Album from the Vatican Choir

Francis with a red rose on February 14, 2014, the Feast of St. Valentine   Alicia von Stamwitz is an award-winning freelance author and editor. She has interviewed 2015 Templeton Prize winner Jean Vanier, Benedictine Sister Joan Chittister, Quaker activist Parker Palmer, art historian Sister Wendy Beckett, and essayist Kathleen Norris. In cooperation with [...]

The Ancient Coins of Gela

Coins of the Mint of Gela, by Giancarlo Altieri and Eleonora Giampiccolo. Le monete della Zecca di Gela (“The Coins of the Mint of Gela”) is the title of this bilingual (Italian, English) volume published by the Vatican Publishing House. It showcases the coins of the ancient Sicilian city of Gela, preserved both at [...]

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