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"We hope that this recognition will help spread Pope Francis' message of joy, hope, and love to more children and families around the world." ~Joellyn Cicciarelli, Loyola Press President
"Dear Pope Francis" Named 2017 Book of the Year by Association of Catholic Publishers

June 28, 2017 — Every spring the best books in Catholic publishing are celebrated in the Excellence in Publishing Awards from the Association of Catholic Publishers. This year, The New York Times best-selling book "Dear Pope Francis: The Pope Answers Letters from Children Around the Worldwas awarded first place in the Children’s category, and the Spanish edition, "Querido Papa Francisco," was awarded first place in the Spanish language category. The Book of the Year is selected from the first place winners in 11 categories. 

“We are deeply honored to have published this collection of heartfelt letters from children with the Holy Father’s direct and personal responses to each,” said Joellyn Cicciarelli, president of Loyola Press, the book's Jesuit-run publisher. “We hope that this recognition will help spread Pope Francis’ message of joy, hope, and love to more children and families around the world.”

In addition, the book won first place in the Children's Books category from the Catholic Press Association's 2017 Book Awards.

"Dear Pope Francis" has appeared on best seller lists from the The New York TimesUSA Today and Publishers Weekly, and it has been published in 19 languages in more than 50 countries. The book consists of the pope’s personal responses to 30 hand-written letters and drawings from children ages six to 13 from every region of the globe.

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