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Conclave

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Revised edition not available until July 13, 2004.
Now completely up-to-date and in its second edition, a captivating, insider's guide to the politics and personalities that willhave a tremendous impact on one of the world's most secretive and important events-the election of a pope to succeed John Paul II.
The next time a conclave unfolds in Rome, some 6,000journalists ar
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ebook, 224 pages
Published July 23rd 2002 by Image (first published January 1st 2002)
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Beckie
Dec 23, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
John L. Allen Jr. covers the Vatican for the National Catholic Reporter. He wrote "Conclave" as a precursor to the papal election that would follow the death of John Paul II. The book includes a lot of information about how a conclave works and quite a bit of Vatican inside baseball, along with a smattering of history. It also includes Allen's picks for likely popes. Unfortunately, Allen left Joseph Ratzinger off of his list, despite having written a big biography of him and considering him the ...more
Roger Buck
Jun 12, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This would seem years out of date. But truly it remains very, very useful for understanding the various factions at work in the Vatican today.

Moreover, Allen's approach always endeavours to be fair and balanced. Although his own views would seem decidedly liberal, refreshingly, he does not have an axe to grind.

For anyone who may be interested, I also have at my website a long, in-depth review of another truly great book by Allen which reveals the same constructive, approach …
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Arvin Lising
Nov 21, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
John Allen gives his insights of the upcoming Conclave that would happen should the pope at that time die (John Pope II). He provides an in-depth background and analysis of the time-honored practice of the Conclave, and seeks to make predictions of the face of the next movement of the new Papacy after the Wojtyla papacy.
George M.
Jul 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great read for understanding the workings of the church and the power and protection of The Holy Spirit.
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John L. Allen, Jr. (born 1965) is an American journalist serving as associate editor of the website Crux: Covering all things Catholic, specializing in news about the Catholic Church in partnership with the Catholic fraternal organization the Knights of Columbus.
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