Synopses & Reviews
The pope has died, and the corridors of the Vatican hum with intrigue as cardinals from all over the world gather to choose his successor. Suddenly, the election is concluded with a surprise result. The new pope is the youngest cardinal of all--and a Russian. "Shoes of the Fisherman slowly unravels the heartwarming and profound story of Kiril Lakota, a cardinal who reluctantly steps out from behind the Iron Curtain to lead the Catholic Church and to grapple with the many issues facing the contemporary world. This is a new edition of a firm favorite, of which millions of copies have been sold worldwide. The 1968 film based on the book, starring Anthony Quinn, who best film at the National Board Review and was nominated for a Golden Globe and Oscar.
What would happen if the members of the Roman Curia discovered that the Pope was about to publicly state that he had received a private revelation that the world was about to end? Pope Gregory XVII claims to have received a private revelation of the end of the world-an apocalypse coming not in some distant future but at an moment. Is he a madman, as his cardinals suspect, a mystic, or a fanatic grasping for an unholy power?