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Inside the Vatican : the politics and organization of the Catholic Church

Author: Thomas J Reese
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1996.
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Drawing on more than a hundred interviews with Vatican officials, this book affords a firsthand look at the people, the politics, and the organization behind the institution. Thomas Reese brings remarkable clarity to the almost Byzantine bureaucracy of congregations, agencies, secretariats, tribunals, nunciatures, and offices, showing how they serve the pope and, through him, the universal church.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Reese, Thomas J., 1945-
Inside the Vatican.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1996
(OCoLC)646273370
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas J Reese
ISBN: 0674932609 9780674932609
OCLC Number: 34906219
Description: ix, 317 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Papal Roles --
2. The College of Bishops --
3. The Synod of Bishops --
4. The College of Cardinals --
5. The Roman Curia --
6. Vatican Officials --
7. Papal Leadership --
8. Vatican Finances --
9. Outside the Vatican --
10. Toward the Next Millennium.
Responsibility: Thomas J. Reese.

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Drawing on more than a hundred interviews with Vatican officials, this book affords a firsthand look at the people, the politics, and the organization behind the institution. Thomas Reese brings remarkable clarity to the almost Byzantine bureaucracy of congregations, agencies, secretariats, tribunals, nunciatures, and offices, showing how they serve the pope and, through him, the universal church.

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Preface -- Introduction -- Papal roles -- The college of bishops -- The synod of bishops -- The College of Cardinals -- The Roman curia -- Vatican officials -- Papal leadership -- Vatican finances -- Outside the Vatican -- Toward the next millennium -- Notes -- Index.

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