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A history of money and power in the Vatican

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A history of money and power in the Vatican

Will Pope Francis succeed where all his predecessors have failed?

A profound, fast-paced account of money and clerical magnates in the heart of the Vatican – the largest and most powerful religious institution in the world. Written by a master, Os Bankers of God traces a political intrigue and internal mechanisms of the Catholic Church. This book reveals information about the Church’s wealth accumulation and its Byzantine financial implications around the world. Through two hundred years of prelates, bishops, cardinals, and the popes who oversaw everything, Gerald Posner reveals the disturbing power, including the incredible financial power, of one of the most influential organizations in the world.

The Bankers of God has it all: it is a revealing and astounding saga marked by poisoned business titans, murdered prosecutors and mysterious deaths presented as suicides; a carnival of characters from businessmen and mobsters, to kings and prime ministers; a set of moral and political circumstances that clarify not only the ambitions and objectives of the Church, but reflect the great tensions of recent history.

Posner still looks to the future in a conjecture: will Pope Francis succeed where all his predecessors have failed? Will you be able to overcome the resistance and regain control over the excesses of the Vatican Bank’s uncontrollable financial mire? Half a thriller, half a financial all-rounder, this book reveals with extraordinary precision how the Vatican has evolved from being the basis of faith to becoming a corporation of extreme powers and wealth.

Book written in Portuguese

Additional information:

Author: Gerald L. Posner
Cover: Soft Cover
Date of 1st edition: November 11, 2015
Dimensions: 159 x 228 x 13 mm
Number of pages: 400
ISBN: 9789898781550