Title: The Next Pope: A Behind-The-Scenes Look at the Forces That Will Choose the Successor to John Paul II and Decide the Future of the Catholic Church
Book Condition: Used - Good
Publisher: Harpercollins May 1995
0060637528 / 9780060637521
Seller ID: 20080103131340
good/good. Used sticker to spine. Tight binding, clean text. 8vo, 186 pgs.
An Eighth Day View:
"The Next Pope" looks at the drama behind one of the world's most secretive and intricate election processes. In this new edition, Margaret Hebblethwaite updates the profiles of the top candidates -- including two Africans, a Jesuit, and a Jewish convert -- and outlines the course likely to be taken by the 263rd pontiff. The authors examine the trends that shaped previous papal elections and they address the issues certain to influence the next conclave's decision, including the ordination of women and the question of married priests. Here is an engaging and informative account of what really happens during the notoriously mystery-shrouded process.
-- The next pope's agenda will affect the lives of more than a billion Catholics worldwide and influence international politics and culture well into the 21st century.
-- This insider's account presents the major contenders and predicts the likely new pope while it evaluates the political maneuvering surrounding the election.