The complete book on Pope Francis and the history of the papacy, from the editors who brought you New York Times bestseller Pope John Paul II. In addition, LIFE's editors present a visual and anecdotal history of the Vatican and of the papacy itself, a narrative with triumphs and tragedies, saints and scoundrels. The same team that created the bestselling Pope John Paul II: A Tribute, and the recent Jesus: Who Do You Say the I Am? has now brings forth this lavishly illustrated and right up-to-date volume on Francis I, the Church in our day and the Church down the centuries, beginning with St. Peter. This is the complete story, in words and pictures.