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The Pontiff in winter : triumph and conflict in the reign of John Paul II

Author: John Cornwell
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Presents the life story of Pope John Paul II, with an assessment of the achievements and failings which have made him such a controversial figure in the first decade of the twenty-first century.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: John Paul, Pope; John Paul, Pope
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Cornwell
ISBN: 0385514840 9780385514842
OCLC Number: 56526990
Description: xvi, 336 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Close encounters --
Stagestruck --
Eternal city --
Professor and pastor --
Bishop and cardinal --
Combating communism --
Signs of contradiction --
"Be not afraid!" --
Universal pastor --
Assassination and fatima --
Back on the road --
Poland and the fall of communism --
John Paul, saints, and scientists --
John Paul's conflict with democrary --
Pluralism and the pope --
Women --
Sexology and life --
Milennium fever --
Ufficioso and Ufficiale --
Patient pope --
To the holy land --
Third secret of fatima --
Jubilee theatricals --
Contrition and the Jews --
Are you saved? --
Who runs the church? --
9/11 --
Sexual abuse scandal --
John Paul and AIDS --
Founding fathers --
John Paul and the IRaq war --
John Paul's decline --
Mel Gibson's the passion --
George W. Bush and John Paul --
John Paul's grand design.
Responsibility: John Cornwell.
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Presents the life story of Pope John Paul II, with an assessment of the achievements and failings which have made him such a controversial figure in the first decade of the twenty-first century.

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