Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Inside the Vatican with this magnificently illustrated, updated edition of th best-selling classic. Never-before-seen images from the photographer James L. Stanfield’s unprecedented coverage accompany new commentqary and insightful first-person essays on little-known Vatican themes.
Enter a dazzling realm of tradition, faith, and splendor…explore the inner workings of this uniquely powerful state…witness private moments seldom shared with the outside world…marvel at the fabulous masterpieces by Michelangelo, Raphael, and Bernini.
At the heart and head of the Vatican is the Pope, pastor to more than a billion people worldwide. Through new text and present-day images, this expanded edition chronicles the story of the Pope Benedict XVI, confidant and successor to the beloved John Paul II. Meet the Pontiff whose Bavarian roots inspired his spiritual imagination – and discover how he is putting his personal stamp on the church’s 265th Pontificate.