Doctor Robert Stackpole, STD, director of the John Paul II Institute of Divine Mercy, has released The Papacy: God's Gift for All Christians through Chartwell Press. The new book is a study edition of the work previously published by Marian Press as Saint Peter Lives in Rome. Born the son of a Protestant pastor, Dr. Stackpole became an Anglican as an undergraduate and was eventually made an Anglican minister. Grateful for the faith passed on to him in those years, he nevertheless felt something was missing. Drawn to the Catholic Church, his greatest stumbling block to entering was the doctrine of the papacy. This volume is the result of his critical, in-depth study of the Petrine ministry, a quest that helped him embrace that office as the Lord's will for all Christians. This book, writes Dr. Scott Hahn, Professor of Theology and Scripture at Franciscan University of Steubenville, is a very valuable and readable study for all Christians.