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Benedict XV: The Unknown Pope and the Pursuit of Peace

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When Joseph Ratzinger chose the Papal name Benedict XVI he consciously bought into a legacy that has stretched over nearly 1500 years. From Bonosus in 575 to Bendict XV in 1914 the Benedictine legacy has been one of turmoil.

Benedict XV is one of the least known Popes of the 20th century, but one of the most important. Elected in 1914 after the outbreak of the First World
Paperback, 256 pages
Published June 20th 2005 by Burns & Oates (first published April 1st 2000)
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I suspect that most people, like me, know almost nothing about this Pope. I'm not sure, after having read this book, that this fact reflects more on the man or the precarious position of the institution he began to lead in 1914. It's not that BXV didn't try; it's quite obvious he did and his inability to broker any real influence was clearly a personal tragedy for him and in some ways for Europe. In the end we are left to wonder whether a more aggressive or revolutionary figure could have done b ...more
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