|Above, President Reagan meets with Pope John Paul II during a visit to the Papal|
Library in the Vatican Pontifical Palace. Reagan Presidential Library Photo.
A new book is now out about the relationship between a protestant U.S. President, Ronald Reagan and the Polish Catholic Pope, John Paul II. It was a relationship of two men who oversaw the implosion and collapse of European and Soviet communism in the 1980s.
National Review has an article on the book, A Pope and a President: John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and the Extraordinary Untold Story of the 20th Century in which author Paul Kengor is interviewed by Kathryn Jean Lopez.
It begins with:
This weekend, Pope Francis marks the 100th anniversary of events in Fatima, Portugal, important to the life of Pope John Paul II and even — as Paul Kengor argues in a new book — President Ronald Reagan. In A Pope and a President: John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and the Extraordinary Untold Story of the 20th Century, Kengor presents both the pope and the president as understanding Divine Providence’s role in their lives and in history. We talk a bit about the bonds between these men and the Marian events in Fatima, which John Paul II believed were intimately connected to the sparing of his life, and more.
To read the full article, go here.