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Why He Is A Saint: The Life and Faith of Pope John Paul II and the Case for Canonisation

Why He Is A Saint: The Life and Faith of Pope John Paul II and the Case for Canonisation

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Available in English for the first time, this engaging and enlightening biography of John Paul II argues the case that the late popeÔÇÖs life and deeds make him a worthy saint.

A number-one best seller in Italy, Why He Is a Saint is an account of the late popeÔÇÖs life, highlighting his deep Christian faith, his dedication to the Church, and his role in bringing down communism. This book delves deeply into Pope John PaulÔÇÖs spiritual essence, through the unprecedented light of the investigation into whether he merits sainthood.

Why He Is a Saint reveals the popeÔÇÖs life through vivid, intimate anecdotes. Among the bookÔÇÖs startling revelations are his thoughts of retirement as his health declined, and the fact that he practiced the ancient ritual of daily self-flagellation. The book includes both unpublished as well as public correspondence, such as the ÔÇ£open letterÔÇØ of forgiveness to Ali Agka, his attempted assassin. It also examines the popeÔÇÖs severe acts of penitence and documents his miracles.

This impassioned plea in favor of canonizing the pope as a saint has proven to be of profound interest to Catholics worldwide, as well as to anyone interested in faith and spirituality.

About the Author

Monsignor Slawomir Oder was one of the first Polish priests ordained after the collapse of communism in 1989, making him a true beneficiary of Pope John Paul II's courageous anti-Soviet efforts. Since September 2001 he has been Judicial Vicar of the Appellation Tribunal of the Vicariate of Rome. He now leads the campaign to canonize Pope John Paul II.

Saverio Gaeta, formerly of the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, is now editor-in-chief of Famiglia Christiana. He has authored books on major Catholic figures, including Mother Teresa and Padre Pio.

Oder, Slawomir &Gaeta, Saverio



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ISBN/Code: 9780847836314

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