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The Church Visible
The Ceremonial Life and Protocol of the Roman Catholic Church
Revised and updated for the 21st century: the legendary resource on the universality, spirituality, and grandeur of the post-Vatican II Catholic Church. Filled with detailed information that will fascinate any Catholic (What is a zucchetto and who wears one? Why do cardinals have their title in the middle of their names? How do the Knights of Malta serve in the modern Church?), it's also an indispensable reference for scholars, journalists, and anyone in business or government who has practical dealings with the Church.
James-Charles Noonan, Jr. is a specialist in diplomatic, social, business, and Church protocol, and a consultant for many international organizations, including numerous official bodies of the Roman Catholic Church. He is recognized worldwide as an expert on Church protocol and ceremonial.