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Wojtyla's Women: How They Shaped The Life of Pope John Paul II and Changed the Catholic Church by Ted LipienAs I was putting finishing touches on my book, some of the sources I used in my research became the subject of a heated controversy in Poland. Polish media published documents showing that the communist secret police may have recruited a number of priests among Karol Wojtyła’s closest friends and turned them into informants who spied on him and other Polish Church leaders. Most of the priests named vehemently deny these accusations claiming they had been forced to meet with secret police officers but never revealed any sensitive information.

Polish Communist Secret Police:  Spies at the Vatican

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This book is worthwhile reading for anyone interested in the personal network of highly influential women who shaped John Paul II's attitudes, particularly on the debate of women's roles. Dr. Nancy Snow, author of Information War

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Ted Lipien has written an incisive and penetrating book on the role remarkable women, played in shaping John Paul II's outlook on important and controversial issues that defined his papacy. One of them was the Albanian-born nun and Nobel laureate Mother Teresa. Dr. Elez Biberaj, author of Albania in Transition: The Rocky Road to Democracy