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Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies. Search the Bennies catalogue Oliver for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS.
Chronicle of the Popes by Peter G. Maxwell-Stuart
Call Number: NFS 994.0099 BAR
Publication Date: 2006-09-25
For nearly two thousand years the popes have not only shaped the course of one of the world's great religions but have also played a part--sometimes a dominant part--in the history of Europe. Martyrs, monks, noblemen, Franciscans, Dominicans, hermits, and even unordained laymen have occupied the throne of St. Peter. This book recounts the lives and deeds of all 266 popes, from Peter to Benedict XVI. With timelines, datafiles, quotations, and copious illustrations, Chronicle of the Popes is an essential reference book and a source of discovery and inspiration about one of the richest and most diverse institutions on earth.
Pope Francis by Manuel Morini; Ignacio Segesso
Publication Date: 2017-08-01
In 2013, the white smoke of the Vatican announced to the world the election of the first Latin American Pope. That day, Father Jorge became Francis, but a few weeks earlier, he was walking the streets of his native Buenos Aires, always close to the needy. Discover the origins of the man who, with his example of humility and love, may change the Church, and perhaps the whole world.
The rise of Benedict XVI : the inside story of how the Pope was elected and where he will take the Catholic Church by Allen, John
Call Number: NFS 282.092 BEN
Publication Date: 2005
The History of The Pope Documentary 2018. The office held by the pope as head of the Roman Catholic Church, according to Catholic doctrine, spans from the time of Peter to the present day.
What made John Paul II a saint? Was it because of his apostolic success, his impressive figure or his untiring travels? No doubt, all this is important, but it isn't enough. John Paul the II has been recognized a saint for a different reason.
Learn more about Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now Pope Francis,
A short film looking at the life of Pope Benedict XVI, and his Pontificate, as well as his early years as Joseph Ratzinger.
Pope John Paul II- Pope John Paul II made history in 1978 by becoming the first non-Italian pope in more than 400 years.
Pope Benedict XV1 Benedict XVI served as pope of the Roman Catholic Church from 2005 to 2013. He is best known for his rigid views on Catholicism and topics such as birth control and homosexuality.
Pope Francis Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church in March 2013, becoming Pope Francis. He is the first pope from the Americas.