On transit in Singapore, I picked this book up. I normally do not buy any non-fiction book that is associated to Popes', Christianity etc
But a quick read of the preface triggered my curiorsity.
I quote " Several years ago I was at a dinner with a group of postgraduate students, some of whom were Catholics. The topic of the papacy was broached, and the party got contentious. A young woman asserted that she found it difficult to understand how any right-minded person today could be a Catholic, since the Church had sided with the most pernicious rightt-wing leaders of the century -- Franco, Salazar, Mussolini, Hitler..." Unquote.
I was hooked. Although it cost a bomb, I just had to buy it.
Will post a review once I finish it.