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The Popes: Histories and Secrets

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A book by Claudio Rendina

This book should be read and it tells a magnificent story that can be enjoyed by layman and scholar alike. --Jim Ryan, Head Bibliographer, Yankee Book Peddler, October 2002

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Author: Claudio Rendina
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
Publisher: Seven Locks Press
1 review about The Popes: Histories and Secrets

A Herculean Research Feat

  • Apr 11, 2010
This is a fascinating work on the intricacies of the
Papacy over the centuries. For instance, Simon Bar-Jona
or the Apostle Peter was the first Pope. Guarducci
concluded that a box found in the Vatican Grottoes
contained the bones of Peter wrapped in purple clothing
laced with golden threads. Peter is said to be buried
in the Basilica of Rome.

Linus, the second Pope ordered women to cover their heads
while in Church. St. Anacletus presided over the Church
during the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius on 8-24- 79AD.

The volume contains thousands of facts pertinent to the
Papacy over the centuries beginning with the first Pope-the
Apostle Peter. Each Pope is listed together with a brief
bibliography and highlights of the involved reign over the
Church from the election until the end of the Papal tenure.
The fact checking alone would be a considerable job for
any scholar to accomplish. This volume would be perfect for
a religious studies or world history course.

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