COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. (AP) — Pope Francis will receive a limited, fine-art edition of the final volume of the St. John’s Bible commissioned by Benedictine monks in Minnesota.
The St. Peter Apostles Edition of Letters and Revelation will be presented to the pope at the Vatican on Friday.READ MORE: How Minnesota Schools Are Spending COVID Relief Money
Only 12 sets of the Apostles Edition have been created.READ MORE: Girl Gifts Comforting 'Prairie Bears' To All Patients At Youth Psychiatric Hospital
St. John’s University in Collegeville partnered with renowned calligrapher Donald Jackson to create the St. John’s Bible. The completed work runs more than 1,150 pages and features 160 illuminations. It’s believed to be the first handwritten and illuminated Bible commissioned by a Benedictine monastery since the invention of the printing press.
Letters and Revelation is the seventh and final volume of the St. John’s Bible. The final word — “Amen” — was inscribed in 2011.MORE NEWS: Good Question: How Do They Make It Snow Inside U.S. Bank Stadium?
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