Chronicle of the Popes : The Reign-by-Reign Record of the Papacy from St. Peter to the Present Paperback
Part of the Chronicles series
"Chronicle of the Popes" recounts the lives, deeds and misdeeds of the 265 Popes from St Peter to Pope Benedict XVI.
The extraordinary dichotomy between the dignity of the holy office and the human passions and pleasures of some of the individuals who have occupied it characterizes the narrative throughout.
It shows how ultimately the role has come full circle from selfconsciously spiritual office, through embroilment in political power, and back to its spiritual roots.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 248 pages, 317 illustrations, 112 in colour
- Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
- Publication Date: 06/03/2006
- Category: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church
- ISBN: 9780500286081