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Opus Dei: Secrets And Power Inside The Catholic Church, by John L Allen, Penguin/Allen Lane, €16.

12th November, 2005

Opus Dei: Secrets And Power Inside The Catholic Church, by John L Allen, Penguin/Allen Lane, €16.

The runaway success of The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown has revived interest in one of the Catholic Church's most controversial organisations, Opus Dei.

The albino monk who features in Brown's best-selling novel is no more than a preposterous caricature of a member of Opus Dei (they don't wear robes, for a start), but other enduring issues,...

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