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The Resource The Vatican diaries : a behind-the-scenes look at the power, personalities, and politics at the heart of the Catholic Church, John Thavis

The Vatican diaries : a behind-the-scenes look at the power, personalities, and politics at the heart of the Catholic Church, John Thavis

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The Vatican diaries : a behind-the-scenes look at the power, personalities, and politics at the heart of the Catholic Church
Title
The Vatican diaries
Title remainder
a behind-the-scenes look at the power, personalities, and politics at the heart of the Catholic Church
Statement of responsibility
John Thavis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
this book presents a behind-the-scenes perspective on the Vatican's inner workings that challenges popular perceptions, revealing the personal conflicts, authority-undermining scandals, and modern considerations that are challenging the Vatican's daily business. For more than twenty-five years the author has reported on the inner workings of the Vatican. His daily exposure to the power, politics, and personalities in the seat of Roman Catholicism gave him a unique perspective on an institution that is far less monolithic and unified than it first appears. He reveals Vatican City as a place where Curia cardinals fight private wars, scandals threaten to undermine papal authority, and reverence for the past is continually upended by the practical considerations of modern life. The author takes readers from a bell tower high above St. Peter's to the depths of the basilica and the Saint's burial place, from the politicking surrounding the election of a new pope and the ever-growing sexual abuse scandals around the world to controversies about the Vatican's stand on contraception and more
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thavis, John
Dewey number
262/.136
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Papacy
  • Vatican City
  • Catholic Church
  • Benedict
Label
The Vatican diaries : a behind-the-scenes look at the power, personalities, and politics at the heart of the Catholic Church, John Thavis
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
The bells -- Up in the air -- Nuestro Padre -- Bones -- Cat and mouse -- Latinist -- The pope who would be saint -- Hemlines and banana peels -- Sex -- The real Benedict
Control code
ocn796756324
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
321 p.
Isbn
9780670026715
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012037047
System control number
(OCoLC)796756324
Label
The Vatican diaries : a behind-the-scenes look at the power, personalities, and politics at the heart of the Catholic Church, John Thavis
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
The bells -- Up in the air -- Nuestro Padre -- Bones -- Cat and mouse -- Latinist -- The pope who would be saint -- Hemlines and banana peels -- Sex -- The real Benedict
Control code
ocn796756324
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
321 p.
Isbn
9780670026715
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012037047
System control number
(OCoLC)796756324

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