Inside the Vatican : Politics and Organization of the Catholic Church Paperback
This work affords an account of the people, the politics and the organization behind the Vatican.
Thomas Reese looks at the almost Byzantine bureaucracy of congregations, agencies, secretariats, tribunals, nunciatures and offices, showing how they serve the pope and, through him, the universal church.
He gives an account of how popes are elected bishops appointed, how dissident theologians are disciplined and civil authorities dealt with.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 322 pages, 5 line illustrations
- Publisher: Harvard University Press
- Publication Date: 19/02/1998
- Category: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church
- ISBN: 9780674932616