John Cornwell

The Pope in Winter
  • The Pope in Winter

  • The Late John Paul II was portrayed by admirers as one of history's great popes. But in The Pope in Winter, leading Vatican expert John Cornwell seriously questions the workings of his papacy and points to fundamental flaws - exacerbated by age and infirmity - that have alarming consequences for both the Catholic Church's future and John Paul II's successor.

John Cornwell is the author of two best-selling books on the papacy: A Thief in the Night: the Mysterious Death of John Paul I; and Hitler's Pope: The Secret History of Pius XII. His Breaking Faith, a study of the Catholic Church at the millennium, was widely acclaimed. For fifteen years he has reported the Vatican for the Sunday Times, and for Vanity Fair in New York, and is a regular writer in the Catholic international weekly, The Tablet. He lives in London, Cambridge and Northamptonshire.