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God's Choice: Pope Benedict XVI and the Future of the Catholic Church

2 Ratings: 5.0
A book by George Weigel

The biographer of Pope John Paul II (Witness to Hope) chronicles the transition between John Paul's papacy and that of his successor, Pope Benedict XVI, in this blend of history, biography, analysis and forecasting. Readers familiar with John Paul's … see full wiki

Author: George Weigel
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
Publisher: HarperCollins
2 reviews about God's Choice: Pope Benedict XVI and the...
review by . January 01, 2006
I've read a number of books about the conclave that elected Pope Benedict XVI, and they clearly have a common template: chronicle John Paul II's final illness; describe the state of the Church at the time of his death; review the history of conclaves and the changes introduced by John Paul; recount the events of the conclave itself; provide a capsule biography of Joseph Ratzinger; assess the future of the Church with particular emphasis on the challenges the new pontiff faces. George Weigel's book …
review by . December 21, 2005
The presentation contains a detailed explanation of the  Pope John Paul II legacy up through his death and the Conclave.  Some of the details of Pope John Paul II's reign include:  - a plethora of encyclicals and apostolic letters  - 482 new saints  - a 1986 visit to the Synagogue of Rome  - the 2-22-96 Universi Dominici Gregio which shaped the Conclave    At first, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger feared the prospect of  serving …
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