Fb2 The politics of the Vatican ePub
by Peter Nichols
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The politics of Vatican City take place in a framework of a theocratic absolute elective monarchy, in which the Pope, religiously speaking, the leader of the Catholic Church and Bishop of Rome, exercises ex officio supreme legislative, executive, an. .
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Peter Nichols’s second novel, The Rocks, seems on the face of things to be an irresistibly sunny beach book
Peter Nichols’s second novel, The Rocks, seems on the face of things to be an irresistibly sunny beach book. This might sound confusing, but it isn’t, because Nichols has a firm grasp of the chronology and a clear sense of control over the novel’s trajectory and purpose: to illuminate the wreckage of romantic love and the end of a marriage, and, finally, to reveal the mystery at the heart of its death. The marriage in question was a short-lived, long-ago idyll between two of the main characters.
Politics of Vatican City. This article is part of a series on the politics and government of Vatican City. It was during this 1,000+ year reign that the Popes constructed St. Peter's Basilica the largest church in the world - and also built a wall around the base of a hill known as Vatican upon which St. Peter's Stood.
Thavis shows us also the deeply human side of the Vatican, the last Empire and the last, great theater of the sacred in.This book helps peel away the veil from inside the Vatican
Thavis shows us also the deeply human side of the Vatican, the last Empire and the last, great theater of the sacred in Western Christianity. Massimo Faggioli, University of St. Thomas In this highly readable memoir of being a journalist at the Vatican, John Thavis follows the conclaves, sex scandals, internal backstabbing and olympian nature of the popes with a sense of comic relief at the caravan passing through his viewfinder. This book helps peel away the veil from inside the Vatican. We are introduced to many of the major players, learn about the politics that make the Catholic world run, and we get to find out a bit about Pope Benedict XVI.
Peter Heers’ book, The Ecclesiological Renovation of Vatican II, is remarkable in every wa. Moreover, he studied in depth the texts of the council and the analyses of various theologians that followed the council.The book is written in an academic manner, that is, objectively, as the tradition of the Fathers of the Church designates.
3 Nichols, Peter, The Politics of the Vatican (New York 1968); Chevalier, Jean, La politique du Vatican (Paris 1969); Falconi, Carlo, The Popes in the Twentieth Century, trans, by Grindrod, M. (Boston 1967). 4 Lateran Treaty, Art. 25, paras, 1 and 2. 5 Ago, Roberto, Occupazione bellica dell'Italia e Trattato Lateranese, Communicazione e Studi, II (Milan 1964); Egidio, J. Puente, Personalidad Internacional de la Ciudad del Vaticano (Madrid 1965). 6 J. Puente Egidio maintains that Vatican City is not a true state, since it cannot guarantee its own independence.
His daily exposure to the power, politics, and personalities in the seat of Roman .
His daily exposure to the power, politics, and personalities in the seat of Roman Catholicism gave him a unique, behind-the-scenes perspective on an institution that is far less monolithic and unified than it first appears. Thavis takes readers from a bell tower high above St. Peter’s to the depths of the basilica and the saint’s burial place, from the politicking surrounding the election of a new pope and the ever-growing sexual abuse scandals around the world to controversies about the Vatican’s stand on contraception, and more.
Of the two books, the present work is by far the more satisfying. It is not an unsympathetic book; to the contrary, Mr. Nichols is, in many instances, kinder-perhaps because he is more objective-than a Catholic writer would have been