Apr 11, 2008
Book written by Christopher M. Bellitto.
For some people the pope and the papacy are a source of great curiosity. Some have positive ideas or feelings towards the pope and the papacy while others have very negative ideas and feelings toward them. Still, for many, the guy who wears white and lives in the
Christopher Bellitto’s book is a new addition to Paulist Press’ 101 Questions & Answers series. Bellitto is an assistant professor of history at
Bellitto divides the book into three parts with a prologue in the beginning. The prologue examines if St. Peter was really the first pope and shows where Catholics draw their belief in from the Bible. He discusses who created the papacy and answers common objections from Protestants that Jesus did not intend for the successors of St. Peter to be the leader of the Church.