Catholicism claims almost a billion faithful around the world and offers, writes Edward Stourton, its own distinct perspectives on 'Sex, Power and the Meaning of Life'. This book gives a definitive assessment of a Church on the threshold of its third millennium.
'Hugely enjoyable... A book that should both warm the cockles of the heart of all devout mass-goers and, despite its note of optimism, enthral even the most sceptical observers of a unique institution.'
Peter Stanford, Independent on Sunday
'Excellent and honest.'