Noteworthy writings both political and spiritual, advocated residence for the papacy
The pope who became the most influential man in the world and raised the papacy
to the apogee of global influence was by Collins' own judgment the first Polish pope, John Paul II.
Post shows how the rise of universities in the 12th century coincided with the assertion by the papacy
of its international power and with the centralization of ecclesiastical government in the Roman Court.
For decades now, the Roman papacy has been atop the ecumenical agenda as Christians turn to popes of the first millennium to see if their papacies offer possible models of leadership that could be used today as a way around the roadblock to Christian unity that the papacy
became after the eleventh-century Gregorian reforms and then especially after Vatican I in 1870.
The subject of this book is the Commentarii rerum memorabilium quae temporibus suis contigerunt, the thirteen-book account of the life, pontificate, and age of Pope Pius II, known as Aeneas Sylvius Piccolomini before he assumed the papacy
. Like most of Pius's other writings, this one has not been easy to study: the first modern edition of the Latin text did not appear until the mid-1980s, which forced readers to rely on a censored sixteenth-century version, partial publication of missing fragments, and Italian and English translations.
"I was actually referencing the papacy
. And what I wrote after that 'do your research,' if you read the Geneva Bible, which is the Bible I use when we study, the commentary is--actually by the founders of the United States actually, the Protestant Church--their commentary references the papacy
as the anti-Christ.
Of particular significance is how Jorge Mario Bergoglio's perception as an "authoritarian conservative" to becoming "a pope for the poor" remains a critical point of interest in studying how the papacy
of Pope Francis will form and guide the Church.
Nobody thought that Pope John would be elected to the papacy
. At the age of 76, he was chosen by the College of Cardinals, in 1958, on the 11th ballot and was expected to be a transitional, caretaker pope.
Reflecting Gray's long-standing interest in the region, Christianity, the Papacy
, and Mission in Africa offers particular insight into early Catholic missions in Kongo.
As Pope Francis, he brings to the papacy
a brilliant philosophical and, in particular, theological mind that has embraced a vision of broad spiritual and ecclesiastical horizons.
The first record of the Atlantic slave trade being brought to the attention of the papacy
occurred in 1630, and a Vatican statement condemning the slave trade came out in 1686.
The pope, a theologian and professor, never felt truly comfortable with the weight of the papacy
and many Catholics feel that, although he was a towering Church figure, perhaps the cardinals should have chosen someone else in 2005.