The Vatican Diaries
A Behind-the-scenes Look at the Power, Personalities, and Politics at the Heart of the Catholic ChurchAudiobook CD - 2013
For more than twenty-five years John Thavis has reported on the inner workings of the Vatican. His daily exposure to the power, politics, and personalities in the seat of Roman Catholicism gave him a unique, behind-the-scenes perspective on an institution that is far less monolithic and unified than it first appears. Thavis reveals Vatican City as a place where Curia cardinals fight private wars, scandals threaten to undermine papal authority, and reverence for the past is continually upended by the practical considerations of modern life. Thavis takes listeners from a bell tower high above St. Peter's to the depths of the basilica and the saint's burial place, from the politicking surrounding the election of a new pope and the ever-growing sexual abuse scandals around the world to controversies about the Vatican's stand on contraception and more.
Publisher: Ashland, OR : Blackstone Audio, Inc., p2013.
Edition: Library ed.
Branch Call Number: BOCD 262.136 Th
Characteristics: 10 sound discs (ca. 13 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.