We Have a Pope

by Katherine Bogner
Illustrated by Kortnee Senn

We Have a Pope!

Welcome to St. Peter’s Square in the heart of the Vatican, where cardinals are arriving from every corner of the globe. They have come to elect a new pope.



Discover the history of the papacy and how a new pope is chosen in We Have a Pope. See inside the walls of the Sistine Chapel and watch from St. Peter’s square as the whole Catholic Church waits to hear the words

“Habemus papem—we have a pope!”



With your purchase of We Have a Pope, you will receive a digital download with special bonus resources.

This exclusive PDF includes printable coloring pages, prayer cards, papal trading cards, and more!

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Katherine Bogner is a Catholic school teacher from Central Illinois who is passionate about equipping parents, catechists, and teachers to share the beauty and truth of Christ and His Church with children. She is the author of Through the Year with Jesus and Through the Year with Mary. Visit her website, LookToHimAndBeRadiant.com, for free lesson plans, printables, and other resources for teaching the faith.
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Kortnee Senn is an artist, author, and founder of Studio Senn, a small creative company that features passionately Catholic art and illustrations. Her books include Seek and You Will Find and You Were Born to Be a Saint. She lives with her family in Washington state.

Praise for We Have a Pope


“A powerful and eloquent book that immerses you into the process of choosing a pope, while using simple words and delightful illustrations that will captivate Catholics of all ages!”


-Sam Mead
Cultivating Catholics
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“The election of a new Pope is an exciting moment for the Church and for the world. As a child, even as a non-Catholic, I remember being fascinated by the drama of Pope John Paul II’s election. In We Have a Pope the drama comes alive for children by showing its relationship to the history of the Church and, ultimately, to the Scriptural foundations of the Papacy. Katherine Bogner has produced a book that will impress itself deeply upon young minds and help them embrace the man chosen to lead the Church through these challenging times.”


-Fr. Carter Griffin
Rector, Saint John Paul II Seminary in Washington, D.C.


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"A beautiful collaboration between two of my favorite Catholic creators! This book is a charming and informative behind-the-scenes look at how the Catholic Church elects a new pope, vibrantly illustrated. Perfect for classrooms, homeschools, and any home with a love for Catholic traditions and practices.”


-Kendra Tierney
Mother of Ten, Author of The Catholic All Year Compendium 
Katie Warner

“A delight for the mind, soul, and eyes! With bright, reverent, captivating illustrations, We Have a Pope is such a teaching-rich, unique picture book, one from which both adults and children will learn. I can’t wait to read and reread it to my own children and to recommend the book to others!”


-Katie Warner
Bestselling Author of the First Faith Treasury Series


"Over two thousand years ago, Jesus made His Apostle Peter the very first pope. He named Peter the rock on which the Church would be built."