Paul VI: Pilgrim Pope

Paul VI: Pilgrim Pope

by Michael Collins


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Pope Paul VI (1963-78) was one of the most important and influential pontiffs of the twentieth century. In this engaging biography, Michael Collins examines this deeply spiritual man who is remembered as a reformer, evangelizer, and pilgrim.
Pope Paul’s pontificate was marked by an unprecedented series of international journeys, establishing a practice that his successors developed even further. These brought him face-to-face with modern life throughout the globe and the challenge of making the Christian message relevant in a secular world. Paul VI is regarded for his efforts to reduce poverty in the developing world, bolster the church’s rejection of artificial birth control, and foster better relations between Catholics and Orthodox and Reformed Christians. He was beatified in 2014 by Pope Francis.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814646694
Publisher: Liturgical Press
Publication date: 04/26/2018
Series: People of God Series
Pages: 148
Sales rank: 1,163,085
Product dimensions: 5.37(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.18(d)

About the Author

Michael Collins is a priest of the Archdiocese of Dublin, where he has served several parishes. He has written or co-authored a number of books, including Benedict XVI: Successor to Peter, John Paul II: The Path to Sainthood, and The Story of Christianity. He is the author of Francis: Bishop of Rome, published by Liturgical Press and now in its second edition.

Table of Contents

Chapter One
The Birth and Youth of John Baptist Montini
Chapter Two
The Call to Rome
Chapter Three
Pius XII, the Postwar Years, and the Departure for Milan
Chapter Four
John XXIII, the Council, and the Election of John Baptist
Chapter Five
The Missionary Pope
Chapter Six
Paul and the Postconciliar Church
Chapter Seven
A Pontificate Drawing to a Close

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