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The Shoes of the Fisherman (Vatican, Bk 1)
The Shoes of the Fisherman - Vatican, Bk 1 Author:Morris West What happens to a twentieth-century man when he is crowned with the Triple Tiara and named Vicar of Christ, Viceregent of the Almighty on this troubled planet? — The old pope has died, and the cardinals assemble from all over the world to meet and elect a new pontiff. For 450 years, the pope has been an Italian. But this time the new pope is not ... more »only youngest and newest cardinal, but also the first Russian pope.
A prisoner behind the Iron Curtain for seventeen years, he was released by his old tormentor who is now the leader of the Soviet Union. What obligation does the new pope have to his former captor? How will the new pope lead his church? Analysts from the U.S., the U.S.S.R. and even the Vatican predict that the world will be at war within twelve months. What can the new pope do to prevent this.« less