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Dear Pope Francis: The Pope Answers Letters from Children Around the World

by Pope Francis

In this unprecedented book, questions from children from across the world are presented to Pope Francis -- and the Pope himself answers each letter. All too often, the big spiritual questions from children are ignored or written off as quaint, but Pope Francis helps every child feel God's love and know that their voices are valued and heard. With each question charmingly illustrated by the child, Dear Pope Francis lets the Pope respond directly to each child with inspiring, meaningful answers. Pope Francis's joyful warmth and wisdom shine through for parents, grandparents, teachers and, of course, children.

 A New York Times Best Seller

2017 Illumination Book Awards, Gold (tie): Children's Picture Book
2017 Independent Press Awards, Distinguished Favorite: Book Cover Design, Children's
2017 Catholic Press Association Book Awards, First Place: Children's Books
2017 Catholic Press Association Book Awards, First Place: Pope Francis
2017 Association of Catholic Publishers' "Excellence in Publishing Book Awards," Book of the Year

If you could ask Pope Francis one question, what would it be? 

Children have questions and struggles just like adults, but rarely are they given the chance to voice their concerns and ask the big questions resting deep in their hearts. In Dear Pope Francis, Pope Francis gives them that chance and celebrates their spiritual depth by directly answering questions from children around the world. Some are fun. Some are serious. And some will quietly break your heart. But all of them are from children who deserve to know and feel God's unconditional love. 

Also available in Spanish as Querido Papa Francisco. 

"Feels akin to sitting in on a series of intimate conversations." - Publishers Weekly 

"The People's Pope shows that he is a down-to-earth man who understands both religion and children." - Kirkus Reviews 

Binding: Hardcover  76pp.
Pub Date: February 01, 2016
ISBN: 0829444335    EAN: 9780829444339