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The End and the Beginning - Pope John Paul II - the Victory of Freedom, the Last Years, the Legacy

George Weigel

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"As March gave way to April in the spring of 2005 and the world kept vigil outside the apostolic palace in Rome, the pontificate of Pope John Paul II, then drawing to a poignant end, was already being described as one of the most consequential in two millennia of Christian history." With these words, world-renowned author and NBC Vatican analyst George Weigel begins his long-awaited sequel to the international bestseller Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II. More than ten years in the making, The End and the Beginning: Pope John Paul II-The Victory of Freedom, the Last Years, the Legacy tells the dramatic story of the Pope's battle with communism in light of new and recently disclosed information and brings to a close Weigel's landmark portrait of a man who not only left an indelible mark on the Catholic Church, but also changed the course of world history. When he was elected pope in the fall of 1978, few people had ever heard of the charismatic Karol Wojty³a. But in a very short time he would ignite a revolution of conscience in his native Poland that would ultimately lead to the collapse of European communism and death of the Soviet Union. What even fewer people knew was that the KGB, the Polish Secret Police, and the East German Stasi had been waging a dangerous, decades-long war against Wojty³a and the Vatican itself. Weigel, with unprecedented access to many Soviet-era documents, chronicles John Paul's struggle against the dark forces of communism. Moreover, Weigel recounts the tumultuous last years of John Paul's life as he dealt with a crippling illness as well as the "new world disorder" and revelations about corruption within the Catholic Church. Weigel's thought-provoking biography of John Paul II concludes with a probing and passionate assessment of a man who lived his life as a witness to hope in service to the Christian ideals he embraced. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Stefan Rudnicki

Length:

23h 11m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:19


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:16


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:45


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:33


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:04


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:33


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:00


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:27


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:59


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:40


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:13


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:21


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:58


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:53


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:44


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:38


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:25


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:44


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:46


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:01


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:16


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:04


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:15


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:38


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:24


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:09


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:52


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:44


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:15


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:16


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:07


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:55


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:07


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:17


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:48


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:18


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:30


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:34


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:16


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:45


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:11


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:13


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:05


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:51


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:34


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:56


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:23


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:11


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:07


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:07


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:52


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:07


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:18


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:08


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:07


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:46


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:09


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:34


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:39


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:59


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

02:01


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:28


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:45


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:38


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:32


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:08


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:41


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:22


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:36


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:40


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:17


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:40


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:12


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:44


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:02


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:23


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:40


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:34


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:42


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:11


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:30


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:57


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:35


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:04


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:10


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

08:24


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

08:39


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:32


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:08


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:34


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:35


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:14


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:19


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:08


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:59


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:54


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

09:01


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:52


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:51


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:40


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

07:24


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:48


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

07:36


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:55


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

07:01


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

07:30


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

07:22


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:42


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

05:09


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:29


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

06:07


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

07:38


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:07


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

06:37


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

07:46


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

07:45


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

08:58


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

07:01


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

05:01


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

05:09


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

05:21


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

04:04


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

04:30


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

07:32


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

06:58


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

07:45


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

08:30


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

07:46


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

06:44


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

07:32


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

05:14


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

05:01


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

06:10


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

08:50


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

07:26


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

07:05


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

05:11


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

04:59


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

07:40


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

07:40


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

05:09


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

05:53


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

07:18


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

05:35


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

05:19


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

06:19


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

09:43


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

07:15


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

08:54


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

07:05


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

07:28


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

09:50


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

05:56


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

08:51


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

06:27


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

07:53


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

08:38


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

09:39


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

08:03


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

07:31


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

08:58


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

03:25


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

07:27


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

04:54


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

05:17


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

06:11


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

05:05


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

06:24


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

08:38


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

05:27


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

04:58


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

03:48


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

04:07


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

04:32


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

05:35


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

04:58


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

09:26


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

06:27


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

01:28


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

03:32


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

03:18


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

05:29


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

04:18


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

03:23


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

04:04


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

05:56


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

05:22


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

04:35


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

06:08


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

04:13


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

04:54


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

06:07


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

07:05


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

09:47


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

06:15


Chapter 199
Chapter 199

05:18

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