David A. Yallop The Power and the Glory

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The Power and the Glory

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In 1984, David Yallop's "In God's Name" changed the way that the world looked at the Vatican. In "The Power and The Glory", David Yallop returns to Rome with another explosive story: the true history of the papacy of John Paul II. From the first moment of his papacy, Karol Wojtyla sought political influence and a role on the world stage. At the dawn of the twenty-first century, he was a leader to millions of Catholics at a time of tremendous change. Promising a renewed church, he was the first media Pope and travelled around the world to preach his message. It is said that he was central in the fall of Soviet Eastern Europe, in particular within his own homeland of Poland. Now, as the second anniversary of his death the demands for John Paul's beatification and subsequent canonisation continue unabated. But has the real truth of this Papacy been revealed? This work: contains explosive revelations from the CIA, the KGB, the Polish secret service and the most secretive place on earth, the Vatican itself; tells for the first time John Paul II's real involvement in the fall of the Iron Curtain and the liberation of Poland; uncovers the myth of the Holy Alliance between Reagan's America and the Vatican; exposes the true extent of the Pope's failure to control the child abuse scandal; and, explores the continued financial scandal involving the Vatican bank, the mafia, Freemasonry, illegal money laundering and arms sales.

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David Yallop is a highly regarded 'seeker of justice'; he has investigated, written and over-turned opinion with every book he has written. In 1983 he published In God's Name, which revealed the amazing truth behind the murder of John Paul I.

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Pope John Paul II was one of the most visible and influential figures of the late 20th century. He is credited with helping bring down communism, for popularizing the Solidarity movement in Poland and for advancing the devotion of the Virgin Mary, who he claimed interceded to save him from an assassination attempt in the early 1980s. According to investigative journalist Yallop, this is hardly the whole story about the late pontiff. Yallop paints a portrait of a pope who centralized authority as much as possible, quashed any sign of disobedience or rebellion within the Catholic Church and, while lambasting Catholics for getting involved in politics, was just as much a political figure as a religious one. The author seems to enjoy shooting holes in John Paul II's character, tarnishing many of the embellished stories that the pope's fans hold dear. Yallop has done exhaustive research for this project, but his journalistic objectivity is sometimes placed aside—clearly no fan of John Paul II, he posits quasiconspiracy theories about Vatican coverups and behind-the-scenes backstabbing. Still, the book also offers useful information that brings out the complex realities of the Catholic hierarchy and the papacy's role in world affairs. (May)
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