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Pope Benedict XVI

A Biography of Joseph Ratzinger

Pope Benedict XVI

A Biography of Joseph Ratzinger

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Paperback / softback

£7.99

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780860124313
Number of Pages: 352
Width: 15.6 cm
Height: 23.4 cm
The elevation of Joseph Ratzinger to the Papacy raised more questions than it answered about what the future holds for the world's one billion Roman Catholics. One year on, it is still uncertain. Seasoned Vatican watcher, John L. Allen, Jr. is ideally placed to probe these questions, tracing Ratzinger's story from his Bavarian roots, his support for Vatican II, and the unique relationship he shared with John Paul II as number two in the Catholic Church. Whilst a Cardinal, Joseph Ratzinger never failed to polarize opinions, attracting adoration and opprobrium in equal measure. He has continued to do so as Pope. This book is essential reading for Catholics and non-Catholics seeking to understand the mind of a man who will wield worldwide influence.

John L. Allen

John Allen is still the Rome bureau chief for the National Catholic Reporter and CNN's on-camera expert on the death of JP II and the elction of the new pope. He is the author of the definitive English-language biography of Cardinal Ratzinger (Cardinal Ratzinger: The Vatican's Enforcer of the Faith, Continuum, 2000). From 1993-96, he ran the journalism program at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California. During that time the student newspaper consistently ranked in the top ten in the nation and dozens of his students won national writing awards. He holds an M.A. in religious studies from the University of Kansas.

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