Election of a Pope

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Author: Burns, Charles Year: 2009
Publisher: Catholic Truth Society UK Pages: 60
Binding: A6 Paperback
Code: H500
Dimension: 105 x 148 mm

This is a fascinating and highly readable account of how a pope is elected. From Linus down to John Paul II, it has always been an event of special importance. This booklet explains the new norms promulgated by John Paul II in 1996 and combines the technical with the historical and spiritual elements of the process to produce a unique and highly informative summary.Charles Burns is a priest of the Diocese of Paisley, Scotland, who graduated with a doctorate in Church History at the Pontifical Gregorian University and who has held the post of archivist at the Vatican Archives for the past thirty-five years.