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The Resource The Pope : Francis, Benedict, and the decision that shook the world, Anthony McCarten

The Pope : Francis, Benedict, and the decision that shook the world, Anthony McCarten

Label
The Pope : Francis, Benedict, and the decision that shook the world
Title
The Pope
Title remainder
Francis, Benedict, and the decision that shook the world
Statement of responsibility
Anthony McCarten
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Chronicles the events behind the unexpected resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the election of Pope Francis, tracing the lives of both men and discussing the consequences of having two living popes in residence at the Vatican
  • "The fascinating and revealing tale of an unprecedented transfer of power and of two very different men--who both happen to live in the Vatican. In February 2013, the archconservative Pope Benedict XVI made a startling announcement: he would resign, making him the first pope to willingly vacate his office in more than seven hundred years. Reeling from the news, the College of Cardinals rushed to Rome to congregate in the Sistine Chapel to pick his successor. Their unlikely choice? Francis, the first non-European pope in twelve hundred years, a onetime tango club bouncer, a passionate soccer fan, a man with the common touch. Why did Benedict walk away at the height of his power, knowing his successor might undo his legacy? How did Francis--who used to ride the bus to work back in his native Buenos Aires--adjust to life as leader of a billion followers? If, as the church teaches, the pope is infallible, how can two living popes who disagree on almost everything both be right? Having immersed himself in these men's lives to write the screenplay for the upcoming motion picture The Pope, Anthony McCarten masterfully weaves their stories into one gripping narrative. From Benedict's and Francis's formative experiences in war-torn Germany and Argentina to the sexual abuse scandal that continues to rock the church at its foundations to the intrigue and the occasional comedy of life in the Vatican, [this book] glitters with the darker and lighter details of one of the world's most opaque but significant institutions."--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCarten, Anthony
Dewey number
282.092/2
Index
no index present
LC call number
BX958.A23
LC item number
M33 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Benedict
  • Benedict
  • Francis
  • Catholic Church
  • Popes
Label
The Pope : Francis, Benedict, and the decision that shook the world, Anthony McCarten
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-233)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Conclave -- Francis -- Conclave -- The reluctant pope -- The resignation of a pope -- Conclave -- A dirty secret -- Habemus Papam . . . iterum -- The superstar pope
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 233 pages
Isbn
9781250207906
Lccn
2018044744
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • on1054372720
  • (OCoLC)1054372720
  • 2488114
Label
The Pope : Francis, Benedict, and the decision that shook the world, Anthony McCarten
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-233)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Conclave -- Francis -- Conclave -- The reluctant pope -- The resignation of a pope -- Conclave -- A dirty secret -- Habemus Papam . . . iterum -- The superstar pope
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 233 pages
Isbn
9781250207906
Lccn
2018044744
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • on1054372720
  • (OCoLC)1054372720
  • 2488114

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