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The Last Pope

From: Barry Vogel
Series: Radio Curious
Length: 29:00

The politics and process of electing a Pope. Read the full description.
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The Last Pope
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Barry Vogel

Radio-curious-logosmall_small What is known of the private, secluded and secret process of how a new Pope is elected is described in the novel “The Last Pope,” by David Osborn. This story takes us inside the world of the Vatican and the American branch of the Catholic Church and tellingly reveals fictional relationships between the conservative and reform branches of the Catholic Church.

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What is known of the private, secluded and secret process of how a new Pope is elected is described in the novel “The Last Pope,” by David Osborn. This story takes us inside the world of the Vatican and the American branch of the Catholic Church and tellingly reveals fictional relationships between the conservative and reform branches of the Catholic Church.

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Review of The Last Pope

This is an interesting piece - for two reasons. One, because it talks openly about issues the Catholic Church is currently facing (also explores its structures, governing rules and historical significance)
And the second - this piece is interesting because of personality and personal story of the author of "The Last Pope". It is good to know that there are still people with open, fresh mind, critical and perceptive (disregarding if you agree with them or not)

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The theme music is "The Last Cowboy" on "Durango Saloon" by Peter Elman

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