GREAT NIGHT AT “MARTINBOOK FESTIVAL” FOR THE PRESENTATION OF MY BOOK IN THE AMAZING SETTING OF THE ANCIENT CARLO V TOWER

Lovely and magical night at “MartinBook Festival” in Martinsicuro (Teramo, Italy). I had the honor and the joy to participate to it as author of “Francesco” (Francis), the first major historical illustrated biography of Pope Bergoglio, published by Editrice Velar. The event was held on last Saturday, July 30, sponsored by Martinbook cultural association and the City Council of Martinsicuro in the picturesque setting of the monumental complex of the Tower of Charles V and the annexed ancient customs, which now houses the Antiquarium Museum of Truentinum Castrum, which It preserves and displays archaeological finds from the territory of Martinsicuro.

It is always a great human and professional experience to participate in these events, which offer the opportunity to meet so many people and telling the process of work in writing and preparing “Francesco”, in its third revised edition, structured in 388 pages with 450 photos, published in large format (cm. 23 x 30) also available in a special edition in 3 volumes with slipcase. In the photo gallery: some pictures from the event. I was interviewed by journalist Noris Cretone. I thank for the collaboration: journalist Matteo Bianchini, professor Leopoldo Saraceni, Paolo Sandini (Velar Publishing) and the major Luca Camaioni. A special thanks to the people for the wonderful and great participation.

BEHIND THE SCENES OF A GREAT PUBLISHING WORK… TOMORROW THE PRESENTATION OF THE NEW EDITION AT “MARTINBOOK FESTIVAL” IN MARTINSICURO (ITALY)

 

Tomorrow at “MartinBook Festival” in Martinsicuro, a beautiful city in Abruzzo (Italy) there will be the presentation of the new updated edition of my book “Francesco”, the first historical and illustrated biography about Pope Francis… “MartinBook Festival” is at its 7th edition and it is promoted by Associazione MartinBook and the City Council. The event will take place in the ancient Tower Charles V.

Watch the video about the “behind the scenes” of this incredible publishing work that involved around 30 professional people. A great team for a great book: 380 pages, 450 photos, large size (cms 23 x 29,5) available in a special set of 3 volumes in an elegant slipcase.

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Domani a “MartinBook Festival” di Martinsicuro, TE, Martinbook associazione culturale (ore 21,15, Torre Carlo V) presentazione della nuova edizione aggiornata di “Francesco”, la prima grande biografia storica illustrata su Papa Bergoglio, autore Roberto Alborghetti , Editrice Velar . L’evento è promosso dall’Associazione MartinBook Festival e dal Comune di Martinsicuro ed avrà luogo alle ore 21,15 presso l’antica Torre Carlo V.

Guarda il videoclip sul “dietro le quinte” di una opera editoriale unica nel suo genere, che ha coinvolto circa trenta professionisti…

 

THE MAKING OF “FRANCESCO”, MY BEST SELLING BOOK… GREAT EVENT IN TRANI-BARLETTA-BISCEGLIE FOR THE NEW UPDATED EDITION

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By VELAR Publishing – PRESS OFFICE

“A great team for a great work”: this video shows some images about the making of “Francesco” (“Francis”) the first illustrated and historical biography – written by journalist and author Roberto Alborghetti for Velar-Elledici Publishing – about Pope Francis. This work is the result of the wonderful participation of about 30 professionals to whom we want to dedicate this videoclip. Without them, without the precious collaboration of each of them, we could never accomplish and complete this important and best selling book. The work (in Italian language) was carried out in two versions: a single volume (380 pages) and a special edition in 3 volumes + slipcase, now published in a new and updated edition. All the volumes are in a great format (sizes: cms 23 x 29,5).
Over 800,000 lines of text, 21 chapters, 450 photographs, months and months of work and researches: these are the numbers that define the “first historical and illustrated biography” about Pope Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the 266 th Pope of history, the first to assume the name of Francis, the first South American Pope.
“Francis” helps us to know a “son of Italian immigrants” who became the leader of the Roman Catholic Church. The volumes – “the most-awaited event for Italian publishing industry” as media stated – dig deep into the historical records and documents starting from the news about the Pope’s family, reconstructing moments and facts concerning the emigration from Italy to Argentina, specifying dates, times and procedures.
The new updated edition, together with the new book by Roberto Alborghetti (title: “Nessuno resti indietro”) will be presented in a special event next Friday, February 26, 2016, in Barletta, for the whole country of Trani-Barletta-Bisceglie. It’s a new meeting in addition to the many who have been held around Italy (in the photo below: the audience at the book launch in Bitonto, Bari).

Bitonto Bari

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A cura di VELAR – Ufficio Comunicazione

“Una grande squadra per una grande opera”: il video mostra alcune immagini relative alla realizzazione di “Francesco” la prima biografia storica illustrata su Papa Francesco – scritta dal giornalista e scrittore Roberto Alborghetti per Velar-Elledici. Questa opera editoriale è il risultato della meravigliosa partecipazione di circa 30 professionisti a cui vogliamo dedicare questo videoclip. Senza di loro, senza la preziosa collaborazione di ciascuno di essi, non avremmo mai potuto realizzare e completare questa importante iniziativa. L’opera (in lingua italiana) è stata realizzata in due versioni: un unico volume (380 pagine) e una speciale edizione in 3 volumi + cofanetto ora pubblicati in una edizione nuova e aggiornata (dimensioni dei volumi: cm 23 x 29,5).
Oltre 800.000 righe di testo, 21 capitoli, 450 fotografie, mesi e mesi di lavoro e di ricerca: questi sono i numeri che definiscono la “prima biografia storica e illustrato” su Papa Jorge Mario Bergoglio, il 266 ° Papa della storia, il primo a assumere il nome di Francesco, il primo Papa sudamericano.
“Francesco” ci aiuta a conoscere un “figlio di immigrati italiani” diventato il capo della Chiesa cattolica romana. I volumi – “l’evento più atteso per l’industria dell’editoria italiana”, come i media hanno scritto – scavano in profondità nei documenti storici e documenti a partire dalle notizie sulla famiglia del Papa, ricostruendo momenti e fatti, specificando date, tempi e modalità, con rigorose ricostruzioni storiche.
La nuova edizione aggiornata, insieme con il nuovo libro di Roberto Alborghetti (titolo: “Nessuno Resti indietro”) saranno al centro di un evento speciale il prossimo Venerdì 26 febbraio 2016, a Barletta, per tutto il territorio diocesano di Trani-Barletta-Bisceglie. E’ un nuovo appuntamento che si aggiunge ai tanti che si sono tenuti in giro per l’Italia (nella foto qui sotto: il pubblico presente all’evento di Bitonto, Bari).

 

POPE FRANCIS “PERSON OF THE YEAR”… MY NEW BOOK TELLS HIS EXTRAORDINARY LIFE THROUGH 340 PHOTOS, UNPUBLISHED STORIES, 2 VOLUMES

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 http://poy.time.com/2013/12/11/person-of-the-year-pope-francis-the-peoples-pope/

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GUEST WRITER: PRESS OFFICE – VELAR-ELLEDICI PUBLISHING

“FRANCESCO”, Author: ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI; Preface: Cardinal GIOVANNI BATTISTA RE; Published in Italy by VELAR-ELLEDICI; Available in 2 versions: 2 volumes (+ casket) and 1 single volume, 340 photos, 264 pages, November 2013.

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Over 550,000 lines of text, 14 chapters, 340 photographs, 6 months of work and researches: these are the numbers that define the “first historical and illustrated biography” about new Pope Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the 266 th Pope of history, the first to assume the name of Francis, the first South American Pope, the first Pope belonging to the Society of Jesus.

Francis” helps us to know a “son of Italian immigrants” who became the leader of the Roman Catholic Church. The volumes – “the most-awaited event for Italian publishing industry” as media stated – dig deep into the historical records and documents starting from the news about the Pope’s family, reconstructing moments and facts concerning the emigration from Italy to Argentina, specifying dates, times and procedures.

The Author writes about the childhood of the future Pope Francis, his progressive steps in education, his lung disease, his religious vocation on the backdrop of social and historical scenarios of Argentina. “Francis” also delves into the distinctive elements of cultural education of the future Pope Francis, his relations with the  world of Latin American thinkers, authors and essayists (Jorge Luis Borges, Methol Ferrè, Gera, Scannone) who drew new perspectives for South American continent. The book  contextualizes informations and news related to the evolution of social and historical periods in Argentina, as president Peron’s age. 

Unpublished testimonies help to discover Jorge Mario Bergoglio during his years at the helm of the Jesuits in Argentina, his pastoral insights, his role in saving lives during the military dictatorship (1976-1983), his experiences as rector at the Collegio Massimo in San Miguel, his presence in the “barrios” between the poor and emergencies in Buenos Aires, sharing the difficulties of the population in the years of severe economic crisis that hit Argentina at the beginning of the Twenty-First century. The last chapters are dedicated to the first months of Francis pontificate.

Francesco, cover of the single volume, by Roberto Alborghetti, Velar Elledici, Italy, 2013

Francesco, cover of the single volume, by Roberto Alborghetti, Velar Elledici, Italy, 2013

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