Il mio Papa

Il Mio Papa: an edition for the Philippines for the world’s leading weekly dedicated to Pope Francis



Il Mio Papa, the world’s leading weekly entirely dedicated to Pope Francis is to be published also in the Philippines thanks to an agreement with the publishing group Indochine Media Philippines.

This new international edition of the Mondadori Group magazine – that joins recent launches in Spain and Portugal – will be a monthly and will maintain the vibrant and colourful design, with a rich selection of high impact photographs characteristic of the Il mio Papa, edited in Italy by Aldo Vitali.

“We are incredibly excited that Il mio Papa is making a long journey of over 10,00 km to the Philippines,” declared Aldo Vitali. “It is the latest country where the magazine dedicated to the Holy Father will be distributed on newsstands. The Philippine edition is particularly lively and colourful, in line with the Italian edition that every week recounts the words and actions of the Pope in an accessible way and with exclusive photographs. A magazine that is close to people, just like Pope Francis himself, who reads and appreciates it and who, when he visited the Philippines was celebrated by millions of people. Our warmest best wishes go to the editor and the editorial team of the Philippines edition.”

“There can be absolutely no doubt that the people of the Philippines love Lolo Kiko, Grandpa Francis,” said the editor Tata Mapa. “In fact, the Philippines is the world’s fifth largest Christian country, as well as being one of the two Asian countries with a Catholic majority. Just like Pope Francis himself, the magazine will be amusing, friendly, informative and full of suggestions and advice; and we hope that by reading Il Mio Papa, readers will see things in a more positive light.”

My Pope Philippines will be available from more than 4,000 outlets around the country, in all the country’s bookshops, newsstands and supermarkets. In addition to the printed version, social profiles are already available on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and the web site will be online soon

The new magazine will have a total print run in the first month of 50,000 copies, supported by a communication campaign across a range of media: TV, outdoor, POS and banners. The launch price of the monthly at newsstands is PHP 85.


Il Mio Papa: a Spanish edition for the world’s first weekly magazine dedicated to Pope Francis

Il Mio Papa, the world’s first weekly magazine entirely devoted to Pope Francis is coming to Spain, thanks to an agreement with the publishing house Romana Editorial.

The new international edition of the Mondadori Group title, now available also in Spain, will be monthly and will retain the vibrant, high impact and colourful layout, with a rich selection of photographs, that characterises the Italian edition of Il mio Papa, edited by Aldo Vitali.

The editor of the Spanish edition Carmen Magallón commented: “I am thrilled by the magnificent collaboration with Mondadori, that I thank for the realisation of this project. I am convinced that, together, we will do a great job and serve the aim of spreading the message of Pope Francis by taking it not only to an audience that loves printed magazines, but also, thanks to the digital format, to young people.”

The Spanish edition of Il mio Papa is published under licence by Romana Editorial, with the collaboration of UCV, Università Cattolica in Valencia, that has supported the publishers in a project that already includes a number of books about Pope Francis.

Il mio Papa launches in Portugal

Il Mio Papa, the world’s leading weekly entirely dedicated to Pope Francis arrives in Portugal with the name of O meu Papa.

Week by week, the magazine will offer Portuguese readers  an account of the figure of Pope Francis through anecdotes, stories and curiosities, also about the daily life of the Pontiff, with the same design – colourful and vibrant, high-impact, rich in photographs – that characterises Il Mio Papa.

In addition to keeping all the main characteristics of the Italian edition – in particular the weekly publication, a decisive factor in ensuring a constantly up to date magazine that is close to readers – O meu Papa will have pages specifically conceived for the Portuguese public that Pope Francis will meet on 12 and 13 May in Fatima, on the occasion of the centenary of the apparitions of Our Lady at the Cova da Iria, to which, every week, the magazine will devote a special section.

On newsstands every week, on Fridays, O meu Papa will also give space to the biography of Francis, told in 15 parts.

O meu Papa is published under license by Goody, Portugal’s leading publisher with an extensive portfolio of magazines that also includes numerous foreign titles.