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The Power and the Glory: Inside the Dark Heart of Pope John Paul II's Vatican [NOOK Book]

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Pope John Paul II was a leader to millions of Catholics at a time of tremendous change. Promising a renewed church, he became a symbol of hope worldwide. Now, four years after his death, calls for his sainthood continue. But is this the whole truth? In The Power and the Glory, David Yallop explores the myths and half truths of John Paul II’s long reign, revealing everything from the mismanagement of Vatican finance and the child sexual abuse crisis to the Vatican’s role in the fall of Communism and the rise of ...
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The Power and the Glory: Inside the Dark Heart of Pope John Paul II's Vatican

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Overview

Pope John Paul II was a leader to millions of Catholics at a time of tremendous change. Promising a renewed church, he became a symbol of hope worldwide. Now, four years after his death, calls for his sainthood continue. But is this the whole truth? In The Power and the Glory, David Yallop explores the myths and half truths of John Paul II’s long reign, revealing everything from the mismanagement of Vatican finance and the child sexual abuse crisis to the Vatican’s role in the fall of Communism and the rise of the Opus Dei. Including explosive revelations from the CIA, the KGB, and the Vatican itself, The Power and the Glory is a bold and unflinching account of a beloved leader.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786733835
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publication date: 3/27/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 1,270,063
  • File size: 721 KB

Meet the Author

David Yallop won the Crime Writers’ Golden Dagger Award for Nonfiction in 1984 for In God’s Name, his classic inquiry into the death of John Paul I, which has sold six million copies worldwide. He is also the author of The Day the Laughter Stopped, Deliver Us from Evil, and Tracking the Jackal. He lives in England.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Preface xi

Part 1

1 God's Will? 3

2 'It Depends on Whose Liberation Theology ...' 40

3 A Very Polish Revolution 84

4 Appointment in St Peter's Square 112

Part 2

5 Vatican Incorporated I 133

6 Papal Politics I: A Holy Alliance? 152

7 The Market Place 202

8 The Jewish Question 234

9 Beyond Belief 270

10 Papal Politics II: After the Cold War 355

11 Thou Shalt Not ... 377

12 Vatican Incorporated II 413

13 The Village 442

Epilogue 479

Author's note 497

Notes 500

Bibliography 502

Index 517

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