Pope’s Poetry An Instant Bestseller In Poland

Pope John Paul II’s first book of poetry since he became Pope was published this week. In Poland the book has already become a best-seller. “Buyers have locked up orders for about 80 per cent of the initial printing of 300,000 copies – a publishing phenomenon in a country where literary works reach bestseller status at 50,000. ‘The Roman Triptych’ was written after John Paul’s emotional visit to his homeland last summer.”