By Paul Collins
In 1799, the papacy used to be at all-time low: The Papal States were swept away and Rome seized through the innovative French armies. The cardinals have been scattered throughout Europe, and Catholics feared they'd be not able to choose the following pope. no matter if Catholicism survived, it appeared the papacy used to be comprehensive. And but, simply over 2 hundred years later, the pope nonetheless stands "at the very heart of the significant conversations of our time" (Time). His impression 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