BENEDICT UP CLOSE
THE INSIDE STORY OF EIGHT DRAMATIC YEARS. Paul Badde offers a unique glimpse into the drama of Pope Benedict's pontificate. In addition to highlighting the various historical accomplishments of Benedict XVI, Badde also chronicles the almost superhuman struggle against overwhelming hostilities that formed against this shy and exceedingly kind man. Badde explains: Why he removed "Patriarch of the West" from the pope's list of titles; what led his valet to betray his secrets; why he took Benedict XVI as his name; why his visit to Turkey, despite threats from Al Qaeda, was so important, and much more! Paperback. 208 pages.