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In God's Name by David Yallop

In God's Name (edition 2007)

by David Yallop

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Title:In God's Name
Authors:David Yallop
Info:Robinson Publishing (2007), Paperback, 320 pages
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In God's Name: An Investigation into the Murder of Pope John Paul I by David Yallop (Author)


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David Yallop, as one of the best professional investigative journalists, sets out to investigate the hypothesis that Pope John Paul I was murdered after just 33 days in office. Extensive research, both primary and secondary, turned up very compelling evidence of a cover-up.
  xerocrypt | Feb 17, 2013 |
Wow, full of intrigue at the highest reaches of the Cathlic church and the politics involved. This is not fiction, it is real life. Not meant to be a bash on the Catholic church, in general, just at the Vatican. Goosebump stuff. ( )
  DaleCogdell | Dec 1, 2012 |
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  gilsbooks | May 18, 2011 |
Still gives me chills years after I first read it. As the subtitle says this is an amazingly comprehensive investigation into enormous scandals that had come to the fore just as John Paul 1 was chosen as the new Pope, as well as an examination into the circumstances of his death a few weeks later.

Determined to end the corruption in the Vatican Bank and other areas of the Church hierarchy, the new Pope demanded immediate action. A handful of hours later, thishealthy man was found dead.

Yallop posits that his death was no act of God but rather the work of horribly corrupt officials within the Vatican. It is a shocking charge, but after you read this massive and impeccably researched book, it's difficult not to at least wonder if there is something to all this. Certainly plenty of Popes have been offed throughout history -- are we really so convinced of the human march of progress that we believe that it is impossible that a Pope could be assassinated through Vatican intrigue in the 20th Century?

And given the deep split between the conservative cardinals and the reformists, as well as the billions of dollars at stake in the Vatican Bank scandal, there were certianly plenty of people with motives.

Truly a remarkable piece of research and an engaging narrative. ( )
1 vote Oreillynsf | Jun 20, 2010 |
theme Vatican, for consideration for summer
  sophie-group | Dec 21, 2008 |
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An investigation into the murder of Pope John Paul I.

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Contends that the death of Pope John Paul I was not due to natural causes. Presents a portrait of his life and the motives of six men who may have feared him.

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