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The Vatican's Women: Female Influence at the Holy See

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Four hundred of the 3,800 people who permanently live or work in the State of Vatican City, the smallest sovereign and independent state on the globe, are women. They are nuns and members of the laity; some are housekeepers of churchmen; others are secretaries, translators, editors, lawyers, and middle-level officials of the papal administration.

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Paperback, 224 pages
Published December 9th 2003 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published 2002)
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Monica Hess
Sep 13, 2008 Monica Hess rated it it was amazing
I learned a lot from this one. This guy gives a very interesting account of what it is like to be a woman and live/work at the Vatican.

It was well worth the time spent reading...and I'm not even Catholic.

Aug 29, 2008 Christina rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: those who need help falling asleep. Seriously.
Some interesting history, but too much detail about the male clergy and not enough about the women. Written for those with a good grasp of Catholic polity.
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