The Power and the Glory
Inside the Dark Heart of John Paul II's Vatican
by David Yallop
Constable & Robinson, 2007, [First Edition], b/w plates/photographs, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 9781845294465
Like New Condition, minor shelf-edge wear to dustjacket
'Yallop explores the realities of John Paul II's long reign and asks some difficult questions. Revealing for the first time new research from America, Poland, Russia and from within the Vatican itself. Yallop uncovers the true role of the Vatican in the momentous events of 1989 and the fall of communism, the continued mismanagement of Vatican finances which allowed Roberto Calvi, head of the Banco Ambrosiano, and others who came after him to make use of the Vatican banks for money laundering, the failure to address the child abuse crisis that came to light in the 1980s, the rise of Opus Dei, and the myth of the 'Holy Alliance' between the White House and the Vatican.'