Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 November 2004

384 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195178340

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Heirs of the Fisherman

Behind the Scenes of Papal Death and Succession

John-Peter Pham

In Heirs of the Fisherman, former Vatican insider John-Peter Pham presents a candid portrait of the modern Vatican, the only account to reveal the striking changes to papal succession procedures made by John Paul II. Blending political and ecclesiastical history, Pham goes beyond a mere description of the complex rituals to offer rare insight into the dramatic shifts inside the College of Cardinals, whose 100 members now hail from 50 nations around the globe.

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