Traces the events following the death of the Pope and the election of his successor, a Ukrainian cardinal. Kiril I has to balance the political delicacies of the Vatican while overcoming his spiritual dilemmas and the burden of his persecuted past as a prisoner in a Soviet labour camp.
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A pope has died, and the corridors of the Vatican hum with intrigue as cardinals from all over the world gather to choose his successor. Suddenly, the election is concluded with a surprise result. The new pope is the youngest cardinal of all--and a Russian!From the Publisher:
This is a 40th anniversary edition with a special forward by Joy West, wife of the author.
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Book Description HarperCollins Distribution Services, 1976. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 6143148