This item is in stock and will be dispatched within 48 hours.
More than 50 units in stock.
Publisher: Canterbury Press Norwich
The leading Catholic commentator and historian Michael Walsh throws open the mysterious and secretive world of the Cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church. They are Catholicism's 'nearly men' who never became Pope but who have been the power behind the papal throne throughout the ages. This eminently readable and often entertaining account tells the stories of some 200 outstanding (for all kinds of reasons) cardinals from the beginnings of the office in the 8th century, through the Middle Ages when cardinals ranked with royal princes, to more recent distinguished wearers of the red cap - among them the greatly missed Basil Hume and Joseph Bernadin. Here we meet the kingmaker cardinals, the politically ambitious, the saintly, the venial, the scholarly, the pastors, and the cardinals with wives and children.
‘...a lively and engaging account of the cardinals of the Church...’The Catholic Herald, Sept 2010
Other products in this Category
Gospel in the Global Village
The Little Book of Heavenly Humour
A Priest to the Temple or the Country Parson
George Ratcliffe Woodward 1848 - 1934 Priest, Poet and Musician
This is My Body
Sky is Always There
A Mind Intent on God
Unfolding Design of My World
Journey to the Heart
Christology After Chalcedon