The World's Largest Papal Artifacts Collection Outside of the Vatican (Interview with Fr. Richard Kunst)

Episode 88 · April 8th, 2022 · 35 mins 30 secs

About this Episode

Today’s episode is one we’ve been very excited to bring you all for a long time. Our guest, Fr. Richard Kunst, is the curator of the world's largest collection of papal memorabilia and artifacts outside of the Vatican. Our conversation covers everything from how Fr. Rich’s collection came to be, some of the coolest and strangest articles he’s seen, his appearances on Pawn Stars, and (in the patron-only bonus section) even some never-before-heard stories about BOTH Popes John Paul.

In addition to curating this great collection, Fr. Rich is a priest of the Diocese of Duluth Minnesota, pastor of St. James Parish in Duluth, and believe it or not, was even at one time Fr. Mike Schmitz’s vocation director when the latter was in formation for the priesthood.

Michelangelo & the Pope's Ceiling [Book recommendation from Patron-Only Bonus section]:

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