Inside the Vatican
The Politics and Organization of the Catholic ChurchBook - 1996
There are one billion Catholics in the world today, spread over every continent, speaking almost every conceivable language, and all answering to a single authority. The Vatican is a unique international organization, both in terms of its extraordinary power and influence, and in terms of its endurance. Popes come and go, but the elaborate and complex bureaucracy called the Vatican lives on. For centuries, it has served and sometimes undermined popes; it has been praised and blamed for the actions of the pope and for the state of the church.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1996
Branch Call Number: 282 R259i
Characteristics: ix, 317 p. : ill. ; 25 cm