have accepted his election to be Pope. There has to be another explanation surrounding the parentage of Gerhardt Druke.” Druke interrupted and asked, “If you're wrong, what are the chances that the Pope is behind the deaths in the Druke ...
Author: James Truax
The nearly nude, decomposing body of a beautiful young woman is found in a Bloomington, Minnesota park preserve area. Indications are that the girl has been raped and strangled while running in the park, but an autopsy and other evidence lead Bloomington police detective Druke to theorize that the killing was a case of mistaken identity, that the rape was staged to mislead investigators, and that the murder may have been committed by a professional killer, who might well still be stalking his real target. Druke also adroitly deduces that the real person who is earmarked for assassination is Druke’s own headstrong daughter, Sydney, who is the victim’s look-a-like. Someone, for some reason, has been killing all members of the Druke biological lineage, of which Sydney is the last. Druke must try to protect Sydney, discover the reason behind the conspiracy, and stop the assassin before Sydney is killed. More murders, clues, action and erotic romance lead or follow Sydney and/or Druke to places like Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania; San Onofre, California; Bloomington’s mega Mall of America; England, France, Germany; and ultimately to Rome and the very private apartments of the Vatican, where the conspiracy finally comes to light.
The Families and Descendants of the Popes George L. Williams ... Using his influence - first as the nephew of Pope Callistus III , second as a cardinal and finally as pope ... Three of the pope's grandchildren were made cardinals .
Author: George L. Williams
The papacy has often resembled a secular European monarchy more than a divinely inspired institution. Roman pontiffs bestowed great wealth on their families and forged strategic alliances with other powerful families to increase their power. Pope Alexander VI (Rodrigo Borgia), for example, forced his daughter Lucrezia into a series of marriages for political reasons. When her marital alliance was no longer advantageous, as was the case in her second marriage, her husband was brutally murdered. Many papal families also intermarried in hopes of forming a hereditary papacy; at least two members of the Fieschi, Piccolomini, Della Rovere, and Medici families served as pope. Papal families since the early history of the church are fully covered in this comprehensive work. Genealogical charts graphically show the descendants of the popes, presenting in many cases the interrelationships between the papal families and their relationships with many of the leading families of Europe. Detailed histories examine the impact of the papacy on each pope's family and how each influenced the history of the church.
“You are certainly on good terms with his holiness the pope. I suppose I should expect nothing less from the High Priestess?” “Oh, stop it, Narikin. I can be both a member of the reform faction and a granddaughter who adores her ...
Author: Supana Onikage
Publisher: J-Novel Club
I’m Keima Masuda, the Dungeon Master, still chasing my dream to live a life without work. Just as we settled that Leona business, Haku piled more work onto us... She wants us to destroy some artificial dungeon plant in the Holy Kingdom, but I just got back from Daide and want to chill at home! What to do, then? “I may have an idea that will neatly solve all of these problems. May I speak?” At Toi's suggestion, who Haku had forced onto me, I decided to go to the Holy Kingdom by possessing a monster's body. Now I can work while still chilling in bed... Wait, Rokuko's coming with me?! This is Volume 14 of my own kind of dungeon story! I guess this is one way of working from home?!
Ten months later, the pope's granddaughter, Peretta, child of Theorina, was also married in the Vatican to the marquis of Finale. The pontiff sat with the ladies at the table, a thing contrary to all the accepted proprieties.
Author: Philip Schaff
"History of the Christian Church" is an eight volume account of Christian history which covers the history of Christianity from the time of the apostles to the Reformation period. The book deals with seven periods in the history of the church: The First Period of Church History – Apostolic Christianity; The Second Period of Church History – Ante-Nicene Christianity; The Third Period of Church History – The Church in Union with the Roman Empire; The Fourth Period of Church History – The Church among the Barbarians; The Fifth Period of Church History – From Gregory VII to Boniface VIII A. D. 1049–1294; The Sixth Period of Church History – From Boniface VIII to Martin Luther ; The Seventh Period of Church History – The Reformation. The Bible is a collection of sacred texts or scriptures that Jews and Christians consider to be a product of divine inspiration and a record of the relationship between God and humans. With estimated total sales of over 5 billion copies, it is widely considered to be the most influential and best-selling book of all time. This is the "American Standard Version" (ASV) - a Bible translation into English that was completed in 1901, with the publication of the revision of the Old Testament; the revised New Testament had been released in 1900.