John Xxiii: Pope of the Council

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Chapman Publishing, 1984 - Biography & Autobiography - 550 pages

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Contents

Prologue
1
A village boyhood
5
A CounterReformation seminary
16
A Roman education
30
Into the whirlwind of Modernism
49
The Great War
76
Towards Propaganda and Fascism
91
Ten hard years in Bulgaria
113
The struggle for the Council
325
At home and in Rome
341
The Italian connection
356
Enter Augustin Bea
370
Getting on for eighty
386
The dress rehearsal
400
On the slopes of the sacred mountain
416
Sixty days to change the Church
435

The innocent suspect
143
Gods consul
166
Difficult mission to France
199
The seasons of Venice
236
The wideopen conclave
270
The first ninety days
285
The inspiration of the Council
306
Last will and testament
467
Eastertide
489
Bibliography and sources
505
The Roman Curia
522
Index
525
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