A Quick Q&A
with John Feister
Editor in Chief of
St. Anthony Messenger
What is di;erent about this book from
the other books being promoted for the
;ere are two things that make this O;cial
Commemorative Edition unique. ;e ;rst is
our partnership with the Vatican Publishing
House and the United States Conference of
Catholic Bishops—it’s actually the o;cial book.
;is partnership provides access to the best news
stories and photos of the historic visit. ;e
second is the timing of the release. We’re
working around the clock to get this book to
press and start shipping as early as October 30—
just in time for Christmas gi;-giving.
Who is most likely to want to purchase
Everyone interested in the magnetic Pope Francis.
Anyone who saw him during his time in the
United States and those who weren’t able to make
it. It will make readers feel as if they were there.
What kind of coverage can we expect?
;ere will be 128 full-color pages with photography
and thoughtful coverage of his visit, including the
addresses to Congress and the United Nations,
Mass at Madison Square Garden, the canonization
of Junipero Serra, Philadelphia’s World Meeting of
Families, and the address to an interfaith gathering at Ground Zero. It’s going to be as lovely as it is
insightful, and will be cherished for years to come.
What can you tell us about the author
of this book?
;e St. Anthony Messenger editorial sta; will create
this photo book, based on news stories and up-close
photos from Catholic News Service. ;e content
will be held to the same high standards as the
award-winning magazine. St. Anthony Messenger
is known for its beautiful presentation and compelling articles, written for Catholics everywhere.
Hardcover, full-color throughout, $19.99