Holy Father: Pope Benedict XVI: Pontiff for a New Eraby Greg Tobin
The devastating loss of Pope John Paul II touched Catholics and non-Catholics throughout the world. Now the Catholic Church stands at a crossroads. While the world's faithful mourn the loss of the extraordinary John Paul II, all eyes now turn to the new bishop of Rome, Pope Benedict XVI. German-born Joseph Ratzinger must now lead the Church into a new era. Who is this new Holy Father, and what lies ahead for the Catholic Church and its people?
In this special commemorative edition, award-winning author Greg Tobin examines the future of the Church under the new Supreme Pontiff. This captivating biography explores:
- The headline-making conclave that elected Pope Benedict XVI
- His childhood, family, and seminary education
- His religious career, from ordination as priest through elevation to cardinal
- The spiritual and political issues facing the Catholic Church today-and how Pope Benedict XVI is likely to respond
About the Author
GREG TOBIN is the former editor of The Catholic Advocate and has served as a papal commentator for CBS News, FOX News Channel, and PBS. In addition, he is a scholar at the Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology of Seton Hall University, where he serves as senior adviser for communications. Mr. Tobin's previous books include Selecting the Pope: Uncovering the Mysteries of Papal Elections; two novels about the papacy, Conclave and Council; The Wisdom of St. Patrick, a meditation text based on the writings of the patron saint of Ireland; and Saints & Sinners, an anthology of writings by American Catholics since World War II.
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