Can this be the author of a searing expose of the wiles, schemes and tantrums of Papa Beroglio?
One author or many, people are asking?
Only readers of Italian can hazard a guess.
But help is at hand – an English translation of Il Papa Dittatore is promised in a few days.
Keep your eyes on Amazon!
(And don’t you just love the cheerful image on the cover?)
“If you speak to the Catholics of Buenos Aires, they will tell you of the miraculous change that has taken over Jorge Mario Bergoglio. Their dour, unsmiling archbishop was turned overnight into the smiling, jolly Pope Francis, the idol of the people with whom he so fully identifies. If you speak to anyone working in the Vatican, they will tell you about the miracle in reverse. When the publicity cameras are off him, Pope Francis turns into a different figure: arrogant, dismissive of people, prodigal of bad language and notorious for furious outbursts of temper which are known to everyone from the cardinals to the chauffeurs.”