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Pope John Paul II: Reaching Out Across Borders
     

Pope John Paul II: Reaching Out Across Borders

by Journalists of Reuters, Lech Walesa, Mikhail Gorbachev
 

In this remarkable work, Reuters has assembled a collection of stunning images of Pope John Paul II alongwith a powerful text that gives fresh insight into the leader of the worldUs one billion Catholics andcharts his implacable opposition to communism, which changed the course of history.

The book depicts the tension between a reformist pope, reconciling

Overview

In this remarkable work, Reuters has assembled a collection of stunning images of Pope John Paul II alongwith a powerful text that gives fresh insight into the leader of the worldUs one billion Catholics andcharts his implacable opposition to communism, which changed the course of history.

The book depicts the tension between a reformist pope, reconciling churches and reaching out to ordinarypeople across the globe, and a conservative pope with uncompromising views on issues like women priestsand birth control.

Tracing the most traveled popeUs spiritual odyssey across continents, the book uses informative colorgraphics to illustrate his determined mission to extend the ChurchUs reach. The gallery of pictures rangesfrom the majesty of Vatican ceremony and papal trips to glimpses of the popeUs intense faith and goodhumor.

The book ends with a detailed and forwardlooking examination of the popeUs legacy, the state in which hehas left the Church and the succession. The narrative looks at the standing of the Catholic Church in therest of the world as it enters the third millennium.

The book draws on the expertise of a wealth of Reuters specialists, including Vatican correspondent PhilipPullella, a world-renowned expert on the pope and the workings of the tiny but powerful state.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This articulate and lavishly illustrated book emphasizes significant events in the life of Pope John Paul II, Catholicism's most prominent figure. From their vast archives, the journalists and photographers of Reuters news agency have compiled a popular and pleasingly attractive tribute to the Pope's life, ministry, and impact. In the five core chapters, experienced correspondents employ their firsthand accounts surrounding the ordinary and extraordinary of papal life. An abundance of mostly color photographs supports each section, and interspersed throughout the text are insets describing particular events like the day the Pope was shot, the day the Pope met Fidel Castro in Havana, and his moments at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. Mikhail Gorbachev and Lech Walesa have provided forewords. Helpful maps, time lines, and collections of papal quotations complete the book. Many will treasure this highly accessible gift book, but libraries may want to consider more standard biographical works, such as George Weigel's Witness to Hope. Recommended for select libraries.-John-Leonard Berg, Univ. of Wisconsin, Platteville Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131408036
Publisher:
Reuters Prentice Hall
Publication date:
02/18/2003
Edition description:
Hard Cover First Edition
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
9.56(w) x 9.54(h) x 0.89(d)

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Reuters is the world's largest international multimedia news agency and a leading provider of text, video, graphics and news pictures to the world's media, financial institutions, businesses and individuals. Reuters has more than 18,000 staff in 97 countries, including some 2,500 journalists,photographers and TV professionals who cover the news as it breaks from 198 bureaus around the world, in 26 languages. Its premier position is founded on a 150-year-old reputation for speed,accuracy, integrity and impartiality.

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