Book Launch: Journeying with Pope Francis



Author reflects on what the Holy Spirit communicates in the magisterium of Francis You are cordially invited to the book launch of Fr Alvaro Grammatica’s book Journeying with Pope Francis published by St Paul’s Publishing. First released in Italian, this English version will be launched at St Colmcille’s Parish Centre, 191a Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, on Wednesday 14th December at 7.30pm.

A presentation of the book will be given by our guest speaker, Canon John Murray, Vicar General of Down and Connor, who has known the author for many years. The evening will include some live music from Koinonia John the Baptist Music Ministry and light refreshments.

(Fr Grammatica, Author of Journeying with Pope Francis)

Fr Grammatica’s book is a journey through Francis’s letters to the Church, exploring the Pontiff’s ecclesiology and pastoral vision. In commending the book, Cardinal Coccopalmerio (President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts) comments:

“I cautiously ask myself if this is actually the heart of Pope Francis’s thinking. Obviously, we would need to ask him for confirmation. But still, I believe that we are close… May it cause your soul to vibrate, and your heart to beat!”

Fr Alvaro Grammatica holds a Doctorate of Theology from České Budějovice, Czech Republic. Before serving as the Pastor General of Koinonia John the Baptist, he was a founding Director of its International School of Evangelisation. He is currently pastor of the Mother House of Koinonia John the Baptist community at Camparmò, Northern Italy.

Koinonia is a worldwide community of priests, consecrated and laity in the Catholic Church, at the service of the New Evangelisation. Its Irish community resides in the Parish of The Braid, on the slopes of Slemish in County Antrim, and one of its members, Br Darren O’Reilly, has diligently translated the text for publication.

Fr Alvaro Grammatica’s book Journeying with Pope Francis will be available for purchase on the evening with a special offer of €10.00.

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