Saturday, April 18, 2015

Pope Francis gets 'book 7' of the St. John's Bible from Minnesota college

By Maura Lerner
In the St. John’s delegation were the Rev. John Klassen, left, President Michael Hemesath, calligrapher Donald Jackson and former board chair Dan Whalen and his wife Katharine.
VATICAN CITY---A delegation from St. John’s University met Friday with Pope Francis at the Vatican to present him with the seventh and final volume of a special edition of the most famous Bible in Minnesota. The book, Letters and Revelations, is part of a full-sized replica of the original Saint John’s Bible, which was handwritten and hand-illustrated for St. John’s University in Collegeville. The previous six volumes had been presented to the Vatican over the past decade. [link]