Everything you need to understand or teach Lazarus by Morris West.
L azarus is West's third novel about the modern Roman Catholic papacy. In it, conservative Pope Leo XIV undergoes major heart by-pass surgery.
He emerges from the operation a new man in several respects, most notably in his view of the future of his Church.
Through his protagonist, West explores the inner workings of the Vatican bureaucracy and how Church politics influence the doctrines that Catholics throughout the world...