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Peter's kingdom : inside the papal city

Author: Jerrold M Packard
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Briefly recounts the history of the Vatican, explains its political structure, and discusses Vatican art treasures, the canonization process, and the work of the College of Cardinals.
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Packard, Jerrold M.
Peter's kingdom.
New York : Scribner, 1985
(OCoLC)608119819
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jerrold M Packard
ISBN: 0684184303 9780684184302
OCLC Number: 12558737
Description: v, 281 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: God's kingdom on Earth : the Vatican city-state --
The church of the fisherman from Galilee : St. Peter's Basilica --
Vicar of Christ, Bishop of Rome : a profile of John Paul II --
Princes of the papacy : the College of Cardinals --
Curia Romana : the Vatican hierarchy --
Affairs of the state : the Vatican at work --
Splendid solemnity : ceremony in Peter's kingdom --
The patrimony of Peter : finances in the Vatican --
How saints are made : the process of canonization --
Pontifical treasures : art in the Vatican --
Postscript --
Appendix : a guide to the popes.
Responsibility: Jerrold M. Packard.

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Briefly recounts the history of the Vatican, explains its political structure, and discusses Vatican art treasures, the canonization process, and the work of the College of Cardinals.

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