The Vatican's Women: Female Influence at the Holy See



Four Hundred Of The , People Who Permanently Live Or Work In The State Of Vatican City, The Smallest Sovereign And Independent State On The Globe, Are Women They Are Nuns And Members Of The Laity Some Are Housekeepers Of Churchmen Others Are Secretaries, Translators, Editors, Lawyers, And Middle Level Officials Of The Papal Administration Expansive In Scope And Enlightening In Detail, The Vatican S Women Recalls Women Who Wielded Power In The Vatican, Including St Catherine Of Siena, Queen Christina Of Sweden, Mother Pascalina Pope Pius XII S Longtime Housekeeper And Confidante , And Mother Teresa With An Unflinching Eye, Paul Hofmann Examines The Papacy S Reaction To Catholic Women S And Nuns Liberation, And Women S Struggles, Especially Today, To Fortify Their Positions Within The Church The Vatican S Women Is A Thorough And Revealing Exploration That Will Herald A New Level Of Insight And Dialogue Amongst Feminists, Theologians, And Laypeople AlikeThe Vatican's Women: Female Influence at the Holy See

Paul Hofmann was an author, journalist, linguist, and political activist The New York Times, for whom he was a foreign correspondent, described him as fluent in German, Italian, French, and English, having a command of several other languages that wasthan passable, as well as a broad grasp of history and diplomatic affairs and an often playful curiosity.

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  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • The Vatican's Women: Female Influence at the Holy See
  • Paul Hofmann
  • English
  • 15 September 2019
  • 0312283725

10 thoughts on “The Vatican's Women: Female Influence at the Holy See

  1. says:

    I learned a lot from this one This guy gives a very interesting account of what it is like to be a woman and live work at the Vatican.It was well worth the time spent readingand I m not even Catholic.

  2. says:

    Sept 2012

  3. says:

    Some interesting history, but too much detail about the male clergy and not enough about the women Written for those with a good grasp of Catholic polity.

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