Popes and Cardinals of the 20th Century
A Biographical Dictionary
About the Book
From 1900 through 2000, the Catholic Church has had nine popes. As the 21st century began, John Paul II was in his 22nd year as head of the church. During the century more than 600 cardinals have helped to lead the church. This biographical reference work covers all nine popes and all 641 cardinals.
The first section presents the popes in chronological order and provides date and place of birth and death, education and training for the priesthood, positions held within the church, and roles in church leadership and various conclaves. In the second section the cardinals are listed alphabetically and much the same biographical information is provided for them. (An appendix gives all the cardinals appointed by John Paul II in 2001.)
About the Author(s)
Harris M. Lentz III
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: glossary, appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2009 
Table of Contents
Appendix I: The First Cardinals of the Twenty-First Century 205
Appendix II: Cardinals by Country 213
Book Reviews & Awards
“recommended”—Booklist; “recommended…the book is well designed…handy appendix…all levels”—Choice; “covers all the popes and cardinals of one century…a detailed index…provides…well-written information that is organized in an easily accessible manner…useful”—ARBA; “useful as a ready reference source”—Public Library Quarterly; “what comes over very clearly in this completely indispensable reference work is the diversity of individuals, and wealth of personal and pastoral experience, that is the present College of Cardinals…a must”—Catholic Life.