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Shepherd of Mankind: A Biography of Pope Paul VI
Shepherd of Mankind A Biography of Pope Paul VI Author:William E. Barrett "Annunto vobis gaudium magnum; habemus papam." These joyous words, pronounced from the Vatican balcony at 11:59 a.m. on June 21, 1963, proclaimed the election of the two hundred sixty-second Pope -- His Eminence, the Most Reverend Lord Cardinal Giovannni Battista Montini. This is his story, as told by the author of "The Left Hand of God" and "Th... more »e Lilies of the Field."
Here are intimate glimpses of the early years of the boy who was to become Pope, his family and friends, the places he lived and the schools he attended. In time, Msgr. Montini became Pro Secretary of State for Ordinary Affairs and Pope Pius XII's closest and most trusted confidant, as well as adviser to Pope John XXIII.
Writing in the popular, readable style for which he is famed, William Barrett captures the full stature of this extraordinary man, as he tells Pope Paul's life story against the background of the momentous world events which affected his life and the role of the Church in modern times.« less