The Hidden Pope: The Untold Story of a Lifelong Friendship That Is Changing the Relationship Between Catholics and Jews: The Personal Journey of John Paul II and Jerzy Kluger

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Daybreak TM Books, 1998 - Religion - 406 pages
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In "The Hidden Pope," author Darcy O'Brien offers the account of the extraordinary relationship of Karol Wojtyla and Jerzy Kluger - their boyhood in the small Polish town of Wadowice, their separation at the beginning of World War II, their individual experiences under Nazi and Soviet tyranny, and their reunion almost thirty years later that deepened their friendship and made a profound impact on the history of our time. Set in the perspective of monumental reconciliation between Christianity and Judaism, this is a portrait of John Paul II that describes him as only his closest friends know him and as no pope has ever been portrayed before. Readers will come to know the Holy Father as a man and to understand his most controversial ideas as expressions of his dramatic experience of life.

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User Review  - Thegavinclan - Goodreads

This book was an incredible life story of Pope John Paul. It was enlightening to read about the story of one of the most powerful people on our planet at a point in history and how his upbringing shaped him to become Pope. Read full review

Review: The Hidden Pope: The Untold Story of a Lifelong Friendship That Is Changing the Relationship Between Catholics and Jews - The Personal Journey of John Paul II and Jerzy Kluger

User Review  - Peter - Goodreads

There is no more controversial aspect to the history of the Roman Catholic Church than the relationship between Jews and Catholics. This book provides one angle on the controversy which is worth exploring. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
8
Section 3
15
Section 4
34
Section 5
51
Section 6
57
Section 7
60
Section 8
61
Section 10
113
Section 11
219
Section 12
269
Section 13
329
Section 14
330
Section 15
356
Section 16
365
Section 17
388

Section 9
65
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About the author (1998)

An essayist for The New Yorker and recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship and the Ernest Hemingway Award.

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