THE POET: The History of How They Are Chosen, Elected and Crowned by Zsolt Aradi

THE POET: The History of How They Are Chosen, Elected and Crowned

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is an interesting book for non-Catholics and Catholics alike. For the author, writing as a Catholic, gives a popular history of the papacy and a description of the powers and duties of the Pope as they have evolved over the centuries and a detailed account of the procedure that is followed upon the death of a Pope and of the almost ritualistic method of electing a new Pope and of the elaborate ceremony of coronation. In the appendix there is included a chronological list of the supreme pontiffs, brief biographies of the cardinals, and a description of the pontifical family and an outline of the events which transpire between the death of a Pope and the crowning of his successor.

Pub Date: Nov. 14th, 1955
Publisher: Farrar, Straus