Vatican Publishing House Selling Online

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VATICAN CITY, NOV. 27, 2008 (Zenit.org).- A few of the art and spirituality volumes from Vatican Publishing House can now be purchased online, thanks to an agreement with HDH Communications.



The Vatican Publishing House is the official publisher of the Holy See, and makes available the documents of the papal magisterium.

HDH is an international distribution agency, and for more than 10 years, has been the exclusive distributor of the documentaries and DVDs produced by the Vatican Television Center.

"The deal signed in recent days with the [publishing house] is an important answer to the growing international demand for official productions of the Holy See," the president of HDC, Francesco Robatto, said. "Moreover, the use of the Web as a shop window enables reaching the faithful of every corner of the world."

Volumes are available in English, Italian, Spanish, French, German and Portuguese. The site itself is currently in English, Spanish and Italian.

The volumes available in English include "St. Peter's Basilica: A Visit Through Images," "Paul of Tarsus in the Frescoes of His Basilica," "John Paul II: Pilgrim of the World."

During the Christmas season through Jan. 6, there is a 15% discount on purchases.

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On the Net:

HDH Communications: www.hdhcommunications.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=45_55