In God's Name: An Investigation Into the Murder of Pope John Paul I

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An investigation into the murder of Pope John Paul I.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786719846
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publication date: 4/28/2007
  • Pages: 343
  • Sales rank: 85,611
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

David Yallop is a highly regarded investigative journalist and "seeker of justice." He has overturned opinion with every book he has written, continuously uncovering injustice and truth in his research into the Derek Bentley case, Carlos the Jackal, and the murder of John Paul I.
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Table of Contents

Illustrations     x
Introduction to this Edition     xiii
Preface     xv
Prologue     xix
The Road to Rome     1
The Empty Throne     51
Inside the Conclave     63
Vatican Incorporated     80
The Thirty-three Days     145
We Are Left Frightened     203
By Benefit of Murder - Business as Usual     248
Epilogue     305
Postscript to this Edition     311
Index     329
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  • Posted November 30, 2012

    Really good and very interesting.

    I read this book several years ago and wanted to read it again because of the changes in Rome. Initially I found it facinating and this second read is proving to be just as facinating - it makes one really think about "what's really going on in Rome." Read it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2007

    A reviewer

    Yallop does a riveting job in proving this pope was murdered something that most Europeans already know, yet, Americans find hard to accept. Anyone who takes the time to read `In God¿s Name¿ will find that Yallop¿s investigation is not based on assumptions or conjecture, but absolute fact. Yallop presents substantial evidence pointing to Cardinal Villot, the Vatican Secretary of State, and Paul Marcinkus, the President of the Vatican Bank, as being among the culprits. I followed Albino Luciani formany years and I have read every book about his death, and I have found that all of Yallop¿s copycats have concluded that these two were among the conspirators. Recently I found an exception. Lucien Gregoire¿s `Murder in the Vatican¿ presents equally compelling evidence that Villot and Marcinkus had nothing to do with the murder of John Paul ¿ he points the finger in an entirely different direction and proves his case: two common bishops who were promoted past five hundred others who outranked them to the second and third most powerful positions in the Church shortly after the death of John Paul I. In addition to giving you Luciani¿s death, Gregoire gives you his life ¿ something that the others ignored. He proves you will never understand the mystery of John Paul¿s death, unless first you first understand the mystery of his life. You can get a glimpse of Luciani¿s life on johnpauli org. Yet, anyone interested in this subject, should begin with `In God¿s Name¿. There is a reason why it sold over six million copies. It¿s the tops, you know.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2005

    a comparison of the two top books on the murder of John Paul I

    'In God's Name' gets the prize as the most professionally written book about the mysterious death of John Paul I. Its limitation is that it restricts its investigation to The Great Vatican Bank Scandal - something that in fact did not occur until after John Paul's death, Yet, Yallop does such a riveting job of telling his tale that one is left with the absolute conviction that everything he has to say actually happened - certainly the mark of a great writer. If one wants the most comprehemsive published record of all the facts surrounding the mysterious death of John Paul then turn to Lucien Gregoire's 'Murder in the Vatican.' Although the latter is primarily a biography of this good man, in fact the only existing biography of John Paul I - of his struggles as an impoverished child, as a young revoltionary priest, as an outspoken bishop - Murder in the Vatican does perform a thorough and Hercule Peroit-like methodical investigation of this Pope's death which proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that this good man was murdered because of his struggle to obtain equal human rights in the Church for women, homosexuals and the poor. Regardless, don 't pass up 'In God's Name' - get them both.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2002

    Conspiracy In The Vatican

    David Yallop exposes the chief suspects in the mysterious death of Albino Luciani, the shortest reigning pope in nearly 400 years. Luciani, known as Pope John Paul I, proposed doctrinal and hierarchical changes that may have motivated six men to murder him in late September 1978. After reading this book, it is clear there is more to the story than the official account, and it is also interesting to wonder how Catholicism would be different today if Luciani had served as pope for the last 23 years.

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