Papal Artifacts celebrates with our Church the fourth anniversary of Our Holy Father, Francis, who has become not only beloved by the Catholic world, but also, by the whole world.
The Papal Artifacts’ Collection is filled with stories going above and beyond descriptions of the items themselves amassed by Father Kunst over the past twenty years. They involve papal audiences with Saint John Paul, the acquisition of a chasuble and zucchetto worn by him, Swiss Guard uniforms that not even the archives own, con-celebrating Mass with John Paul II, as well as attending his beatification and canonization, and meeting the family of the man known as the sun ray of God’s Love, Pope John Paul I. There are items so rare they should not even exist and relics of popes and other saints in our Church.
Last year, another story joined the, “Can you top this” list. While in Rome, Father met Pope Francis, was able to converse with him for a few moments, offer the Pope a copy of the EWTN program about his Collection, which he facilitated, and walk away with a baseball signed by the Pope. In this case, pictures really are worth a thousand words!