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About the author:
Anura Gurugé started computer programming in 1969. He worked for the likes of IBM, ITT and BBN, and was, for two decades, a leading authority on IBM networking. Writing, however, per a family tradition, has been a consuming pastime since the early 1980s. His first book was published in 1984. Four further books on technology as well as over 350 technical publications followed. Around 2006, with IBM networking an oxymoron, he turned his attention to papal history, art and astronomy. His last three books are: 'Popes and the Tale of Their Names' (2008), 'Teischan's ABC Book on Great Artists' (2008) and 'The Next Pope' (2010). He has three daughters and one son.

The Next Pope 2011

Authored by Anura Guruge

The 2011 version of Anura Guruge's well received 'The Next Pope' book that was initially published in early 2010. This updated and expanded version, 29 pages longer, is meant to be the definitive, no stones left unturned handbook for the next papal election, post 2011, following the reign of the current pope, Benedict XVI. The Catholic News Agency (CNA) in its review of the 2010 book, by Brother Benet S. Exton, on June 4, 2010, said: 'This book will be of interest to scholar and general reader and it is a must for those interested in anything about the Papacy.'
'The Next Pope 2011,' deals, in detail, with the traditions, the norms, the papabili, the rituals, the dynamics, the politics, the mechanics, the laws, the precedents, and the pertinent history of papal elections -- along with an in-depth description of the 2005 papal vacancy following the death of the bestriding John Paul II.
This handbook for papal elections will stoke and satisfy the reader's fascination as to how the next pope will come to be elected and provide the historical context for all of the norms that will be followed. With this book at hand the reader can be an expert when the next papal transition comes along. Rather than having to rely on the media for insights and intrigues, the reader can now be a cognoscenti with an insightful appreciation of what has to happen in Rome -- and with step-by-step details of all the protocols that have to be followed. This is a book for anybody that is interested in the popes, papacy, papabili, the College of Cardinals, conclaves and Catholicism. It is a large book is full of insights, analysis, opinions, statistics, pictures, diagrams, tables and trivia. A 'Top 1000 Reviewer' at Amazon, who gave the 2010 book 5 stars had this to say: 'No one who is intrigued by papal history (as I am) should be without this book. While it is not footnoted and its bibliography is slim, it bears evidence of careful and exhaustive and unusual research.'

A companion Web site,, with an active, widely followed blog, ensures that the reader will always be kept up to date on all relevant developments.

Anura Guruge is also the author of 'Popes and the Tale of Their Names' -- a book applauded for its unique look at papal history through the prism of papal names. Anura Guruge is also the author of a number of other books on non-papal topics.

Publication Date:
1463511825 / 9781463511821
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Religion / Christian Church / Leadership

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