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Pope John Paul II: An Intimate Life - The Pope I Knew So Well
     

Pope John Paul II: An Intimate Life - The Pope I Knew So Well

by Caroline Pigozzi
 

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This behind-the-scenes perspective offers a unique opportunity to experience Pope John Paul II's character and reign, as well as a look at the inner workings of the Vatican. French journalist Caroline Pigozzi discovered a man both awe-inspiring and surprisingly warm and generous. Passionately prayerful and unimpressed by pomp and celebrity, John Paul II was the

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This behind-the-scenes perspective offers a unique opportunity to experience Pope John Paul II's character and reign, as well as a look at the inner workings of the Vatican. French journalist Caroline Pigozzi discovered a man both awe-inspiring and surprisingly warm and generous. Passionately prayerful and unimpressed by pomp and celebrity, John Paul II was the most-traveled and perhaps the most popular of the popes to date: a people's pope. Pigozzi reveals the intimate details of his daily life, his sometimes surprising philosophies, his revolutionary desire for accessibility to ordinary people, and his relentless drive to unify the church. This book unveils, in a friendly and richly informative way, a close-up of the man whose "eyes radiated infinite goodness" and whose life touched so many.

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This creative biographical work emphasizes the private details of the most recognized and beloved of popes. Pigozzi, an international reporter for Paris Match magazine, had over 150 opportunities to encounter Pope John Paul II. These opportunities began at his historic election in 1979 and ended some 25 years later at his death in Rome. Pigozzi was granted unprecedented access to John Paul and enjoyed his confidence. Her firsthand experiences and behind-the-scene access, both at large stadium audiences and at intimate luncheons in the papal apartment, make her narrative personal and sincere. Through 12 beautifully written chapters, free of exaggerated emotion, the reader gains a new appreciation of the depth of character as well as the sanctity of this modern pope. Chapters describe the man Karol Wojtyla, his daily schedule, secret details of his frequent travels, vacation activities, his great sorrows, and the final hours of his life. Candid, informative, and enlightening, this book is recommended for public libraries seeking to expand their holdings in papal biography.
—John-Leonard Berg

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780446542838
Publisher:
FaithWords
Publication date:
09/10/2008
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
306 KB

Meet the Author

Caroline Pigozzi studied in Italy and New York, eventually becoming an international reporter for Paris Match magazine. She has interviewed King Juan Carlos of Spain and Elisabeth II in addition to her visits and travels withPope John Paul II. Pigozza is the mother of two daughters and lives in France.

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