pixel
A Life with Karol - My Forty-Year Friendship with the Man Who Became Pope-logo

A Life with Karol - My Forty-Year Friendship with the Man Who Became Pope

Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz

More Information

Description:

This intimate, affectionate portrait of Pope John Paul II by his long-time secretary and confidant reveals fascinating new details about the opinions, hopes, fears, and dramatic life of this public man. Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz worked side-by-side with Pope John Paul II for almost forty years, enjoying unique access to both the public and private man. In A Life with Karol, he provides a close-up glimpse into the pope's life and the critical events of his papacy. Dziwisz was sitting next to the pope during the assassination attempt in 1981. He recounts the pope's reaction to 9/11, describing his thoughts and feelings on that day. And the cardinal's moving description of the pope's haunting memories of World War II uncovers the roots of the pontiff's intense opposition to George W. Bush's war on Iraq. The two men shared moments of fun and spontaneity as well. Dziwisz writes about the times the pope would slip out of the Vatican wearing a Panama hat to stroll the streets of Rome, and he describes the clandestine ski and hiking trips the pair made to escape the Vatican. His firsthand account of the pope's last years also reveals that John Paul II considered resigning. These stories and others lend added poignancy to Dziwisz's extraordinary portrayal of the pope's courage and calmness during his final illness.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Norman Dietz

Length:

8h 3m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

05:48


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

09:43


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

10:47


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

11:04


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

11:32


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

10:49


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

09:56


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

10:10


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

09:04


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

10:03


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

18:56


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

09:47


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

12:21


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

20:53


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

11:50


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

20:12


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

10:37


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

13:54


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

14:18


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

13:28


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

10:19


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

13:22


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

13:58


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

10:28


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

19:52


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

11:56


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

14:43


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

10:46


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

13:46


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

11:47


Part 2, Chapter 30
Part 2, Chapter 30

16:46


Part 2, Chapter 31
Part 2, Chapter 31

16:20


Part 2, Chapter 32
Part 2, Chapter 32

15:31


Part 2, Chapter 33
Part 2, Chapter 33

12:49


Part 2, Chapter 34
Part 2, Chapter 34

18:10


Part 2, Chapter 35
Part 2, Chapter 35

27:25