About the Author
Biographer of John Paul I, George Lucien Gregoire was born in New England and completed his undergraduate and graduate work in Massachusetts schools and has served on boards of universities and secondary schools. Gregoire spent much of his military service as a Pentagon officer in the Arctic Circle in connection with espionage activities up over the top during the Cold War. He spent his professional career as an officer of American and European corporations and was an American industrialist operating in Central America dealing with the same banks the Vatican was involved with when the Vatican bank scandal and the revolution of the poor he speaks of in this book took place. Gregoire was a NATO Intelligence officer when he made the acquaintance of John Paul in the sixties when the Pope-a bishop of a mountain province in northern Italy-was leading the priestworker movement which eventually gave rise to the Communist Party in the polls . . . About John Paul I: When elected-based on the few bits which had reached outside Italy-he was tabbed a moderate with an open mind to change doctrine in those cases it places unfair restraints on the lives of innocent people. Like the time he ordered his priests to melt down their golden chalices and other implements of idol worship to build an orphanage, to the times he had been caught baptizing bornoutofwedlock children, to the times he had been caught officiating at funerals of the remarried, to the times he ordered hospitals to admit partners of homosexuals into intensive care units, to the times he defied the ban on contraception, to his courageous defense of the first artificially inseminated child just a month before his election, to the time as Pope he declared God is more our Mother than She is our Father.