The EWTN Video Series, The Papacy, A Living History
Which Father Kunst Refers to & Presents to Pope Francis
And Then Comes the Request to Sign the Baseball
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Updated: 05/04/2015 7:26 PM
Created: 05/04/2015 4:35 PM WDIO.com
By: Julie Kruse
Some say pictures are worth a thousand words, but for Father Richard Kunst, it’s a signed baseball that left him speechless.
Father Kunst traveled to Rome last week and met Pope Francis, but the Pope also signed his baseball.
“I was on cloud nine. I was pumped,” said Father Kunst. “I am a student of papal history, and the papacy is something that’s my passion, so for the opportunity to converse with the Holy Father is a big deal.”
Although the conversation only lasted a minute and there were some language barriers, a long-awaited moment finally arrived.
Why a baseball?
“The rarity and uncommon nature of it,” said Father Kunst. “You can bring something like this out to people not interested in the faith and a signed baseball would still maybe speak to them a bit.”
Kunst was also able to bring the Pope a DVD copy of the EWTN series that he hosts.
Listen to Father Kunst’s first homily at his home parish upon his return from Rome. His delight is contained in his words, “I’m still on cloud nine!”