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The Power and the Glory

The Power and the Glory

Inside the Dark Heart of Pope John Paul II’s Vatican
March 2009
Trade Paperback · 560 Pages
$18.00 U.S.
ISBN 9780465015429
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Description

Pope John Paul II was a leader to millions of Catholics at a time of tremendous change. Promising a renewed church, he became a symbol of hope worldwide. Now, four years after his death, calls for his sainthood continue. But is this the whole truth? In The Power and the Glory, David Yallop explores the myths and half truths of John Paul II’s long reign, revealing everything from the mismanagement of Vatican finance and the child sexual abuse crisis to the Vatican’s role in the fall of Communism and the rise of the Opus Dei. Including explosive revelations from the CIA, the KGB, and the Vatican itself, The Power and the Glory is a bold and unflinching account of a beloved leader.

About the Author

David Yallop won the Crime Writers’ Golden Dagger Award for Nonfiction in 1984 for In God’s Name, his classic inquiry into the death of John Paul I, which has sold six million copies worldwide. He is also the author of The Day the Laughter Stopped, Deliver Us from Evil, and Tracking the Jackal. He lives in England.