Set to be published before the 100 year anniversary of the birth of Karol Wojtyła, Pope Francis co-authored the new book entitled “St. John Paul the Great.”

Pope Francis has a special connection with Pope Saint John Paul II. The late pontiff made named Bergoglio a cardinal in 2001, and later it was Pope Francis who promoted the cause for canonization for John Paul II in 2014.

Now, Pope Francis is set to co-author a new book with reflections on the late pontiff entitled San Giovani Paolo Magno – Saint John Paul the Great. The book is expected to be published on February 14th in Italian.

The book is a product of conversations Pope Francis had with Father Luigi Maria Epicoco from June of 2019 to January of 2020. The book will also feature unpublished episodes about Pope Francis’ own life.

The new book is not the first time Pope Francis has worked with Father Epicoco. After his end of the address to the Roman Curia, he gave each member a copy of Epicoco’s book “Someone to look up to: A spirituality of witness.”

Father Epicoco is 39, a professor of philosophy at the Pontifical Lateran University who hosts talks and spiritual retreats throughout Italy. He has written over 20 books since his ordination in 2005, including “John Paul II: Memories of a Holy Pope” in 2014.

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