Book Analyzes Popes of Modern Age

VATICAN CITY, DEC. 14, 2004 ( A new book published by Urbaniana University Press and the Pontifical Academy of Sciences recounts the lives of the last 10 Popes.

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«The Popes of the Modern Age,» written by Xaverian Missionary Father Battista Mondin, analyzes the activities and magisterial pronouncements of the Pontiffs from Pius IX to John Paul II.

«Each Pope was able to preserve a providential serenity and balance even at the most critical moments when the Church seemed to be shaken from within,» according to Father Mondin, a philosopher and theologian who has studied at Boston College and Harvard University.

«The contribution of these Popes to the creation of a ‘civilization of love’ has been substantial,» the author states.

Father Mondin is a member of the Academy of Saint Thomas. For 25 years he was president of the Italian Association of Theology Professors.

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