Praise for John L. Allen, Jr.’s, Conclave
“An invaluable primer . . . highly informative.” —Washington Post
“Definitely a winner.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune
“It’s surprising how much you learn from this book . . . [Allen] explain[s] the process in an engaging way, and offers history, context and his own list of front-runners.” —Arizona Republic
Praise for John L. Allen, Jr.’s, All the Pope’s Men
“[A] superb book” —Chicago Sun-Times
“The National Catholic Reporter
’s Vatican correspondent John L. Allen, Jr., unpacks several popular myths as well as the psychology, sociology, and theology that inform the Holy See’s worldview. But All the Pope’s Men
is not a polemic. It’s a patient look at Vatican ways of thinking and acting.” —San Antonio Express-News
“An exceedingly valuable book.” —Fr.
Richard John Neuhaus, First Things
“By turns enlightening and highly amusing, the book deserves a wide readership.”
“ . . . this dispassionate book is the best written about the Vatican in a long time and belongs on the desk of every editor and religion writer in the English-speaking world.”
—Andrew Greeley, National Catholic Reporter
“An informative and readable look at Vatican structures, policies, and personalities . . . filled with useful data and engaging anecdotes.” —Crisis MagazineFrom the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
JOHN L. ALLEN, JR., is the Vatican correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter
and a Vatican analyst for CNN and National Public Radio. His weekly Internet column, “The Word from Rome,” is widely considered the best source of insights into Vatican affairs in the English language. He is the author of Conclave
, All the Pope’s Men
, and the forthcoming Opus Dei
. He and his wife Shannon live in Rome.From the Hardcover edition.