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St Patrick's Primary School, Armagh

'Dear Pope Francis'

1st Mar 2016

The children and staff of St. Patrick's, were delighted to welcome Cardinal Eamon Martin to our school, for the launch of 'Dear Pope Francis'.  This beautifully illustrated book, which launches worldwide today, 1st March, is Pope Francis' replies to a selection of letters, written and illustrated by children from 26 countries on 6 continents.  

The letters were short, sharp and clear, but they were also very practical.  Pope Francis thought that the questions were 'very tough to answer'.  The book 'Dear Pope Francis', is the result of these papal pen pals. As the saying goes, 'out of the mouths of babes'.  The children's letters and Pope Francis' personal reply to 30 of these papal pen pals, is published in this beautiful book.