Selecting the Pope
Uncovering the Mysteries of Papal Elections
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Publisher: Robson Books Ltd
This compelling book by award-winning author Greg Tobin uncovers the mysteries of papal elections. Selecting the Pope examines each rule of the papal election, an incredibly secretive process which still has huge significance in our modern times, and explores the rich history behind the conclave and the key issues that will shape the future of the Catholic Church. Selecting the Pope answers all the questions that you may have about the election of the next pope, including why the election always concludes with the rising of white smoke; Pope John Paul's startling changes to the centuries-old election process; how the electors should behave and dress during the conclave; and who are the most probable successors to John Paul II. Presenting one of the most fascinating stories ever told about the Roman Catholic Church, from St Peter to John Paul II, this is an indispensable book for anyone keen to understand the intricate process behind the election of the world's most influential religious leader.