Love is Our Mission was the theme for the World Meeting of Families, which took place here in Philadelphia this past September. I had to wait till after the event to pour through hundreds of images of Pope Francis to get all the specific details for this design. I chose to pose him in front of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul. The composition had many objectives, it had to balance with the Divine Mercy medallion right next to it, and tie to the St. Thérèse and St. Louis and Zélie Martin medallions I did in another set of narthex doors. More on them in another post.
In the final stage of etching the Pope Francis medallion.