The Global Vatican: An Inside Look at the Catholic Church, World Politics, and the Extraordinary Relationship Between the United States and the Holy See

By Rooney, Francis

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9781442223615 9781442223622
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Rowman & Littlefield


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Reviewed on December 1, 2013  |  Arts and Humanities

This is Rooney's account of his years (2005–08) as U.S. ambassador to the Holy See, coupled with lessons in the history of the Catholic Church, particularly in relation to America. In his first, historical, section, Rooney discusses the church's impact over the course of time and its major players. One focus, for example, is the colony of Maryland's John Carroll, who became America's first Roman Catholic bishop. The author goes on to observe that "the more Cathol...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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