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Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II

A Chelsea House Title

Edward J. Renehan, Jr.

Narrated by Christopher Prince

Approximately 2.5 hours

Unabridged


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Book published by Chelsea House


Pope John Paul II led the Catholic Church during a time of great upheaval. During his pontificate (1978-2005), the Soviet Union and the Berlin Wall collapsed, and great strides were made for freedom worldwide. The first non-Italian pope in more than four centuries, the Polish John Paul was also the very first Slavic pope ever. As a young man, he experienced Nazi persecution and had to train for the priesthood in a seminary conducted "underground"óbecause Catholic religious training for vocations had been outlawed. At the same time, he remained active in the Polish anti-Nazi insurgency and helped Jews escape the Holocaust. Later, as pontiff, he forged new relationships between the Roman Catholic Church and Jewish denominations worldwide and played a pivotal role in the downfall of the Soviet Union. This engaging biography follows the arch of the pontiff's life in the context of world politics.

Chelsea House titles offer informative, well written introductions to a wide variety of subjects.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

The Death of a Pope

Early Years

The Road to the Papacy

The Polish Pope

Bringing an End to Communism

Traveling Pope

Crisis in the Church

Final Years





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