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John Cornwell (1) (1940–)

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John Cornwell is Senior Research Fellow at Jesus College, Cambridge, England, and an award-winning journalist and author. His A Thief in the Night: The Death of Pope John Paul I was a world bestseller. He has profiled Pope John Paul II for Vanity Fair and the London Sunday Times magazine and has näytä lisää written on Catholic issues for many publications around the world. näytä vähemmän
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Fascinating account of the rise of Eugenio Pacelli to become Pope, and his reign thereafter. Though narratively focusing on Pacelli, the book is also an account of what can only be described as fascism or authoritarian rule within the Catholic Church, as well as the existence of anti-semitism within the Church. Extraordinarily researched and referenced, if at times a little too meticulously recounted. This corner of World War II world politics has rarely seen the light of day. Pacelli cannot be acquitted as he was, at best, willingly inactive when he could have made a difference, or a knowing collaborator with Hitler, at worst. The book certainly has ample evidence of Pacelli's own anti-semitism and fascistic notions with regard to Church rule. Given the length and breadth of his reign, this is necessary reading to understand modern Catholic politics.

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blackdogbooks | 18 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 30, 2023 |
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archivomorero | Jun 25, 2022 |
Excellent review of the Pope and his standing among his own clerics as well as the world in his papacy. Definitely, one of the best in history, if not THE best.
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LivelyLady | 1 muu arvostelu | May 7, 2022 |
Excellent discussion of Pope Francis's concern for not only the
church but of all mankind.
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RolandB | 1 muu arvostelu | Feb 17, 2022 |



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