The Power and the Glory: Inside the Dark Heart of Pope John Paul II's Vatican

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Basic Books, Mar 27, 2007 - Religion - 400 pages
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Pope John Paul II was a leader to millions of Catholics at a time of tremendous change. Promising a renewed church, he became a symbol of hope worldwide. Now, four years after his death, calls for his sainthood continue. But is this the whole truth? In The Power and the Glory, David Yallop explores the myths and half truths of John Paul IIÕs long reign, revealing everything from the mismanagement of Vatican finance and the child sexual abuse crisis to the VaticanÕs role in the fall of Communism and the rise of the Opus Dei. Including explosive revelations from the CIA, the KGB, and the Vatican itself, The Power and the Glory is a bold and unflinching account of a beloved leader.

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A really powerful book that explores the seamier side of John Paul 2's Vatican. Written by the author of In God's Name, the precisely researched book identifies unseemly actions and inactions in many ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

David Yallop won the Crime Writers’ Golden Dagger Award for Nonfiction in 1984 for In God’s Name, his classic inquiry into the death of John Paul I, which has sold six million copies worldwide. He is also the author of The Day the Laughter Stopped, Deliver Us from Evil, and Tracking the Jackal. He lives in England.

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