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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, 1998, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Harvard University Press pbk. edView all editions and formats
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This work affords an account of the people, the politics and the organization behind the Vatican, looking at the almost Byzantine bureaucracy. It shows how popes are elected, bishops appointed, how  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas J Reese
ISBN: 0674932617 9780674932616
OCLC Number: 40248914
Notes: Originally published: 1996.
Description: ix, 317 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Politics and organization of the Catholic Church
Responsibility: Thomas J. Reese.

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