THE VATICAN: Behind the Scenes in the Holy City by Ann Carnahan

THE VATICAN: Behind the Scenes in the Holy City

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The 25th Holy Year will be inaugurated in Rome with the opening of the blocked up holy door on Christmas Eve. Great ceremonies are planned, and world interest will be centered on the Vatican. The publication of this book should take on great significance and be of wide popularity. The author has combined two factors,- the biography and character sketch of the Holy Father, Pope Pius XII, and an intimate picture of the Vatican, the plan of Vatican City, the organization, the social life, the civil administration, the papal household, the daily routine, and the contact with the outer world of an ""inspired diplomat and dedicated priest"".

Pub Date: Nov. 23rd, 1949
Publisher: Farrar, Straus