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Tales from the Vatican Vaults: 28 Extraordinary Stories

by David V. Barrett (Editor)

Other authors: KristaLyn Amber (Contributor), Sarah Ash (Contributor), Cherith Baldry (Contributor), David V. Barrett (Contributor), Alex Bell (Contributor)24 more, J.M. Brugee (Contributor), Patrice Chaplin (Contributor), Storm Constantine (Contributor), Lionel Fanthorpe (Contributor), Patricia Fanthorpe (Contributor), Jaine Fenn (Contributor), Mary Gentle (Contributor), John Grant (Contributor), Terry Grimwood (Contributor), Dave Hutchinson (Contributor), Kleo Kay (Contributor), Garry Kilworth (Contributor), Paul Kincaid (Contributor), Stephen Marley (Contributor), Damian P. O'Connor (Contributor), KJ Parker (Contributor), Marion Pitman (Contributor), Stephanie Potter (Contributor), Rosanne Rabinowitz (Contributor), Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Contributor), E. Saxey (Contributor), Douglas Thompson (Contributor), Jean Marie Ward (Contributor), Geraldine Warner (Contributor)

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A captivating collection of original science fiction and fantasy stories based on the same alternate world premise: a collection of documents that have been suppressed by the Vatican and hidden away for years, in some cases centuries, are revealed when the vaults are thrown open by a reforming pope. In this alternate reality, Pope John Paul (I) does not die a month after his accession in 1978; instead he lives on for over 30 years to become the most reforming pope of all time. In addition to relaxing the rules on birth control and priestly celibacy he also opens up the most secret parts of the Vatican Library to scholars . . . In the Vatican's deepest vaults, documents are discovered which shed new light on world history, containing information which, if true, would cause many parts of accepted history to have to be rewritten. These include not just the undercover involvement of the Catholic Church in world affairs, but documented accounts of what really happened in historical conundrums, the real lives of saints and popes, miracles, magic, angels and even alien encounters.… (more)
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Barrett, David V.Editorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Amber, KristaLynContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ash, SarahContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Baldry, CherithContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Barrett, David V.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bell, AlexContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brugee, J.M.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chaplin, PatriceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Constantine, StormContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fanthorpe, LionelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fanthorpe, PatriciaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fenn, JaineContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gentle, MaryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Grant, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Grimwood, TerryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hutchinson, DaveContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kay, KleoContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kilworth, GarryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Marley, StephenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
O'Connor, Damian P.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Parker, KJContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pitman, MarionContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Potter, StephanieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rabinowitz, RosanneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rusch, Kristine KathrynContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Thompson, DouglasContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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A captivating collection of original science fiction and fantasy stories based on the same alternate world premise: a collection of documents that have been suppressed by the Vatican and hidden away for years, in some cases centuries, are revealed when the vaults are thrown open by a reforming pope. In this alternate reality, Pope John Paul (I) does not die a month after his accession in 1978; instead he lives on for over 30 years to become the most reforming pope of all time. In addition to relaxing the rules on birth control and priestly celibacy he also opens up the most secret parts of the Vatican Library to scholars . . . In the Vatican's deepest vaults, documents are discovered which shed new light on world history, containing information which, if true, would cause many parts of accepted history to have to be rewritten. These include not just the undercover involvement of the Catholic Church in world affairs, but documented accounts of what really happened in historical conundrums, the real lives of saints and popes, miracles, magic, angels and even alien encounters.

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