Pope Francis: A Celebration in Pictures is a lavishly illustrated celebration of the day-to-day life of the spiritual leader of 1.2 billion Catholics across the world.
This book combines the superlative images of Studio Felici, the Pope's official photographers, with the text of former Vatican employee Father Michael Collins, who brings his insight and insider knowledge of the workings of the papacy and the Holy City to the page.
An unrivalled reference and gift purchase, Pope Francis will appeal to anyone interested in history and religion.
Fr Michael Collins was born in 1936 and ordained in Rome in 1960. He worked in the Diocese of Derry for fifty years, spending eighteen years in charge of the Bogside parish of Longtower during The Troubles. He is now retired, but is a frequent broadcaster - contributing over 100 pieces for Radio Ulster’s Though for the Day programme, as well as appearing on Radio 4 and World Service. He has a passion for photography, and his book of archive photographs, Travellers in Time and Eternity was published in 2013