By Paul Collins
In 1799, the papacy used to be at all-time low: The Papal States have been swept away and Rome seized by means of the progressive French armies. The cardinals have been scattered throughout Europe, and Catholics feared they might be not able to opt for the following pope. no matter if Catholicism survived, it appeared the papacy was once comprehensive. And but, simply over 2 hundred years later, the pope nonetheless stands "at the very heart of the critical conversations of our time" (Time). His impact reaches around the world--from Cuban politics to gender equality to the refugee crisis--and the energy of his "soft strength" is incomparable.
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Absolute Power: How the Pope Became the Most Influential Man in the World by Paul Collins