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Holy Father: Pope Benedict XVI: Pontiff for a New Era

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The devastating loss of Pope John Paul II touched Catholics and non-Catholics throughout the world. Now the Catholic Church stands at a crossroads. While the world's faithful mourn the loss of the extraordinary John Paul II, all eyes now turn to the new bishop of Rome, Pope Benedict XVI. German-born Joseph Ratzinger must now lead the Church into a new era. Who is this new ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published May 26th 2005 by Sterling
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The book is an introduction to the new Pope Benedict XVI but I find it something extra. The first 50 pages or so follows the Popes from Peter up to the last Pope John Paul II. It is probably one of the best capsulated views of the Popes and claims of continuation of the Papacy. It shows the popes (good and bad) and how the office evolved into what it is today. It is not an indepth study but for only a short read (just the fist part of the book) it offers some real answers and insights into the h ...more
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Greg Tobin is the author of several books on the Catholic Church. He was the editor of The Catholic Advocate, and during the April 2005 papal transition he appeared frequently on national radio and TV programs as an expert commentator on the popes and the papal election process. His books Selecting the Pope and Holy Father were widely used as authoritative resources on the subject and were quoted ...more
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