Mondadori is marking the beatification of Pope John Paul II with an iPad application Papa Wojtyla, and a special collector’s edition of Epoca.
The historic magazine, which in 1950 gave Italy its first taste of a new kind of journalism made up of investigations and reportage with photography as the protagonist, is back in print with a special edition, Il Papa Santo, which in 148 pages covers the long papacy of Karol Wojtyla.
The special monographic edition recounts the religious, political and spiritual path of a man who led the Catholic Church for 27 years, through the most moving and touching images and the first-hand accounts of many who met and knew him, including his personal secretary, Stanislao Dziwisz, his press spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls, the writer and essayist Vittorio Messori, the historian Andrea Riccardi, the journalist Jas Gawronski and the former speaker of the Italian Chamber of Deputies Pier Ferdinando Casini.
The features and reports published by Epoca are enhanced by extracts form articles from the magazine’s extraordinary historical archive – which followed step by step the entire papacy of John Paul II – and editorial by Sergio Romano, Giuliano Ferrara and Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi.
The collectors’ edition of Epoca is also available in a special version for the iPad of Papa Wojtyla, available also in English and Spanish. The app which includes all of the content of the print version of Epoca, is enhanced by animations, audio and video material and an innovative navigation tool that makes it possible to get the maximum from the images.