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The Vatican Diaries

A Behind-the-scenes Look At The Power, Personalities, And Politics At The Heart Of The Catholic Church

By John. Thavis

The New York Times–bestselling inside look at one of the world’s most powerful and mysterious institutions



For more than twenty-five years, John Thavis held one of the most remarkable journalistic assignments in the world: reporting on the inner workings of the Vatican. In The Vatican Diaries, Thavis reveals Vatican City as a place struggling to define itself in the face of internal and external threats, where Curia cardinals fight private wars and sexual abuse scandals threaten to undermine papal authority. Thavis also takes readers through the politicking behind the election of Pope Francis and what we might expect from his papacy. The Vatican Diaries is a perceptive, compelling, and provocative account of this singular institution and will be of interest to anyone intrigued by the challenges faced by religion in an increasingly secularized world.

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Format: Book
Author: Thavis, John.
Title: The Vatican diaries : a behind-the-scenes look at the power, personalities, and politics at the heart of the Catholic Church / John Thavis.
Subject: Benedict XVI, Pope, 1927- Catholic Church -- Government Papacy -- History Vatican City -- History
Isbn: 9780670026715 0670026719
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Format: Book
Author: Thavis, John.
Title: The Vatican diaries : a behind-the-scenes look at the power, personalities, and politics at the heart of the Catholic Church / John Thavis.
Description: 321 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects: Benedict XVI, Pope, 1927-
Subjects: Catholic Church -- Government
Subjects: Papacy -- History
Subjects: Vatican City -- History
Notes: Includes index.
Contents: The bells -- Up in the air -- Nuestro padre -- Bones -- Cat and mouse -- Latinist -- The pope who would be saint -- Hemlines and banana peels -- Sex -- The real Benedict.
LCCN: 2012037047
ISBN: 9780670026715
ISBN: 0670026719
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Call Number: 262.136 Tha