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A life with Karol : my forty-year friendship with the man who became pope

Author: Stanisław Dziwisz; Gian Franco Svidercoschi
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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A portrait of Pope John Paul II by his longtime secretary and confidant describes their nearly forty-year relationship as he recounts the life of Karol Wojtyla, from the pope's memories of World War II and his elevation to the papacy to his final illness.
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Named Person: John Paul, Pope; Stanisław Dziwisz; Stanisław Dziwisz; John Paul, Pope; II ) Johannes Paul (Papst
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stanisław Dziwisz; Gian Franco Svidercoschi
ISBN: 9780385523745 0385523742
OCLC Number: 140103859
Language Note: Translated from the Italian.
Description: xii, 260 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Part One: The Polish years --
The first meeting --
New men --
Turning point: Vatican II --
The Millennium crisis --
Wyszynski and Wojtyla --
The Cross of Nowa Huta --
"How could I fail to speak out?" --
Dissent Explodes --
Rebel youth --
"A Slav will be Pope" --
Part Two: The Papal years --
"Open the doors to Christ" --
A journey to anticlerical Mexico --
A typical day in the life of a Pope --
A sign of change --
Peter the Traveler --
Rome's own bishop --
Earthquake in the Empire --
A revolution of the people --
Two pistol shots --
But who armed the killer? --
A whole nation behind bars --
Solidarity lives! --
A new evangelization --
Youth, women, and the Ecclesial Movements --
"God's sister" Teresa --
And the wall came tumbling down --
No to Communism, not yes to Capitalism --
The global south --
A new adversary --
The spirit of Assisi --
The new martyrs --
It took six hands --
John Paul II's Jewish roots --
Thou shalt not kill in the name of God --
"Let me go home to the Lord."
Other Titles: Vita con Karol.
Responsibility: Stanislaw Dziwisz in conversation with Gian Franco Svidercoschi ; translated from the Italian by Adrian J. Walker.
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A portrait of Pope John Paul II by his longtime secretary and confidant describes their nearly forty-year relationship as he recounts the life of Karol Wojtyla, from the pope's memories of World War II and his elevation to the papacy to his final illness.

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