posted on Jun, 7 2013 @ 07:03 PM
reply to post by Akragon
In order to protect myself from charges that this is an off-topic post, I'd like to suggest that people interested in the selection of a Pope, read
some of the novels from Malachi Martin. He is (Was? I don't know if he's still with us.) a Vatican insider and a close confidant to two Popes. His
books are filled with intrigue and plots, and you'll find insider bits of information that are fascinating. Things like the hollow pillar in the
church which contains a staircase leading to a small room which can be used for security purposes. While novels, they are so filled with factual
details that it's not difficult to identify the actual people he's writing about
I don't know which is the best to recommend, but take a glance at Vatican, Windswept House, and Conclave
. If I recall, Windswept House
deals a lot with corruption in the Church, and a secret group dedicated to it's destruction. The corruption in that book was largely financial,
although other types are brought in. It's interesting that Pope Francis seems to be setting out on the path Martin called for years ago.
Thank you very much. I respect your opinion, and I do see this as an honor.
edit on 7-6-2013 by charles1952 because: spelling
edit on Fri Jun 7 2013 by DontTreadOnMe because: Please see my
note above, off topic materrial, with references to another member, removed