Passing the Keys: Modern Cardinals, Conclaves, and the Election of the Next Pope
Francis A. Burkle-Young
Who is next in line for the papal throne?
Who are the men responsible for electing the leader of millions of Catholics worldwide?< i>
Using the electoral conclaves of 1878-1978 as his guide, Burkle-Young predicts the contenders for the leadership of the Catholic Church.
Burkle-Young's research illuminates a crucial period in the Catholic Church's history, including much-needed consideration of the Second Vatican Council, Pope John Paul II's reign, and the difficulties facing the contemporary Church.