Death of a Pope
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Death of a Pope

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Published by Ignatius Press in San Francisco .
Written in English


  • Catholic Church -- Fiction,
  • Conspiracies -- Fiction,
  • Papacy -- Fiction,
  • Terrorism -- Fiction

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementPiers Paul Read.
LC ClassificationsPR6068.E25 D43 2009
The Physical Object
Pagination215 p. ;
Number of Pages215
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23831174M
ISBN 109781586172954
LC Control Number2008936283

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Sep 11,  · A thief in the night: The death of Pope John Paul I Hardcover – by John Cornwell (Author)/5(4). The Death of a Pope, published in America on May 1 and available in Britain later in the year, intertwines real events with fiction, and is likely to be controversial for its attacks on secularism and liberal Catholicism, especially liberation theology. The placement of the Book of the Gospels by Archbishop Piero Marini (left) and Konrad Krajewski (right) upon the casket of Pope John Paul II, a typical act during the funeral of a Catholic bishop. As the Mass of Requiem began, the doors of St. Peter's Basilica were locked Location: St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City. Pope John Paul I died suddenly in September , 33 days after his election. Following contradictory reports about the circumstances of his death and apparent anomalies about the issuing of the death certificate and other procedures, several conspiracy theories have gained currency.