The Cardinals Paperback

by Michael Walsh;

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The Cardinals

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The leading Catholic commentator and historian Michael Walsh throws open the mysterious and secretive world of the Cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church. They are Catholicism's 'nearly men' who never became Pope but who have been the power behind the papal throne throughout the ages. This eminently readable and often entertaining account tells the stories of some 200 outstanding (for all kinds of reasons) cardinals from the beginnings of the office in the 8th century, through the Middle Ages when cardinals ranked with royal princes, to more recent distinguished wearers of the red cap - among them the greatly missed Basil Hume and Joseph Bernadin. Here we meet the kingmaker cardinals, the politically ambitious, the saintly, the venial, the scholarly, the pastors, and the cardinals with wives and children.

The Cardinals by Michael Walsh was published by Canterbury Press in March 2010. The ISBN for The Cardinals is 9781853119477.

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Details for The Cardinals

Page last updated 25th September 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherCanterbury Press (March 2010)
Number of Pages304
Thickness25 mm
Height216 mm
Width135 mm
Product Code2550882
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