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In Time for the 50th Anniversary of the Vatican II, New Guide ‘The Great Pope’ is a Thorough Profile of Pope John XXIII

by admin on November 25, 2012


San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 25, 2012

He was called Il Buono Papa, the Great Pope. He was the two a superstarranked amid the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and John F. Kennedyand a revolutionary, convening the 2nd Vatican Council in 1962. In 2000, he was named blessed by Pope John Paul II, the penultimate step toward sainthood. But for a man that grew up alongside the farmer-peasants of Northern Italyfar outside of the internal circles of Roman powerhe was not only a lengthy-shot for the papacy, but an unlikely candidate as 1 of the most influential forces on the modern Catholic Church.

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In The Good Pope (September 25, 2012 Hardcover), author Greg Tobin profiles the extraordinary daily life of Pope John XXIII, a peasant-priest who became a beloved Pope, and a gentle revolutionary who opened the doors of the Catholic Church to meaningful and needed alter. Following his footprints during the twentieth century, from his upbringing and early church job to his surprise election as pope and stunning selection to convene the 2nd Ecumenical Council of the Vatican, Tobin examines how Pope Johns legacy of tolerance and openness continues to affect generations immediately after generations of Catholics.

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From 1958-1963, a time of excellent political upheaval and sweeping social modify, Pope John aided manual the Church via Communism, the Cold War, the arms race, and a population explosion throughout the Third Globe. And in convening the historic Second Vatican Council, he shattered expectations of an uneventful pontificate and advocated for excellent reform, top to many modifications in the liturgy and the role of the church inside of the secular world.

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In The Excellent Pope, Greg Tobin provides the authoritative biography of Pope John XXIII, a distinctive character of humility, humor, and sanctity who offered his existence for a good outcome of the ecumenical council and for peace between men. Offering, in addition, an in-depth examination of the groundbreaking Vatican II, Tobin reveals how the rejection of the Excellent Popes reforms has led to the several of the crises facing the church today.

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About the Author&#13

Greg Tobin is vice president for university advancement at Seton Hall, in charge of the fundraising, communications, marketing, authorities relations and alumni relations offices. He is the author of The Wisdom of St. Patrick, Saints and Sinners, Holy Father (a biography of Pope Benedict XVI), and co-general editor of Religion in America. He has been featured broadly in national and global media, including The New York Occasions, CBS, MSNBC, Fox News, and numerous radio stations. He lives in West Orange, New Jersey with his wife and sons.

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About Pope John XXIII&#13

In spite of his farm-bred adore of land and customized, John XXIII was, in the greatest feasible sense, a revolutionarya Pope of modernization who stored in continuity with the church’s previous, however made even the most enlightened of his 20th century predecessors seem to be like voices of another age.TIME Magazine

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[Pope John XXIII] impressed the planet with the friendliness of his method which radiated the impressive goodness of his soul. . . . Everybody remembers the image of Pope John’s smiling encounter and two outstretched arms embracing the complete planet.&#13

Pope John Paul II, on the beatification of Pope John XXIII

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“The most remarkable new force in globe affairs is that simple, friendly, unpretentious guy, the Pope of Rome, age 81. In 1958 John XXIII set in train a series of activities which have because moved that massive old galleon, the Roman Catholic Church, back into the mainstream of planet historical past and have profoundly altered the silhouette it provides to&#13

mankind.”Daily life Magazine

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THE Excellent POPE&#13

The Making of a Saint and the Remaking of the ChurchThe Story of John XXIII and Vatican II&#13

By Greg Tobin&#13

HarperOne, an Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers&#13

October 2012 | $ 26.99 | Hardcover| ISBN: 9780062089434

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