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  • Paperback: 399 pages
  • Publisher: Poolbeg Press Ltd; New edition edition (Mar. 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1853715476
  • ISBN-13: 978-1853715471
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 2.6 x 10.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 584,089 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I first read this as a library book in the late 1990s and I found it hilarious. Now it isn't so funny.
We really do have a very serious problem with fundamentalist Islam, and everybody needs to sink their differences and address it.
The EU is not the problem in this book that it actually is in real life.
Finally, I now recognise a character drawn from life that I didn't back in the Nineties, namely Joesph Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XIV. Incidentally, he is as far as I know the only Pope (with the dishonourable exception of Rodrigo Borgia, Alexander VI) who remains habitually referred to by his name.
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Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Very funny. Never laughed so much at reading a book. Does not run down the Catholic Church in any way at all. It almost would look like the story was referring to Pope Francis which is impossible because Peter De Rosa, who is now dead, wrote this book I think in the 1980s and would not know anything about a Pope Francis.
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one of the best books i have read....its the type of book you cant put down and i even stayed up early hours to finish it off.......a light funny warm book with a good story line....
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Good book quite funny in places. Disappointed it is not on kindle . It is the first book I have read for ages and it proves to me that e readers are the way forward.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious, pointed and disturbing look at man and God 1 Mar. 1997
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Format: Hardcover
Anyone who ponders the role of religion in the modern world from the perspective of fealty to Christ's mission expressed in the Bible and voiced through the Catholic Church cannot ignore this book. Peter de Rosa speaks with a tongue planted firmly in one cheek and a pen held high over religious and government leaders not unlike a sword of Damoclese testing their values and exposing their hypocracies. Set twelve years in the future, the novel potends a not unlikely geopolitical future: a world again on the brink of nuclear annihilation. Now, however, the toe-to-toe death struggle is not between the West and the Soviets, but between the West and a pan-Islamic state bent on purging the world of infidels. Following the death of an elderly John Paul II, an unlikely compromise pope is elected, an unknown academic bishop from Ireland thought by the behind-the-scenes papal kingmakers to be a harmless new custodian of the Keys of the Kingdom. The new leader of the world's largest Christian congregation, this papal compromise proves not to fulfill the innocuous caretaker's role as expected. Driven by a abiding respect for the message of the Gospel and an all-encompassing love for God's living creation (including a dog named Charlie who sleeps at the foot of the papal bed each night and is served a dish of holy water when thirsty), Pope Patrick I proceeds to turn the Catholic and non-Catholic world at large on its head through a series of pronoucements and deeds that stun his Vatican Curia as well as the leaders of the major world government. At the same time, this self-proclaimed "chief of the poor" delights the impovrished, hungry and helpless across the planet. "Pope Patrick," by a former Catholic priest and bestselling author, demands reflection on the part of its readers while causing those readers sudden and uncontrollable bursts of laughter. How wonderful and how rare to read a book that warms the heart, brings a smile to the face and precipitates subsequent deep reflection in the mind on the bitter and distressing implications of the actions of those men and women who rule the nations. Expect mixed reactions to this book from the Catholic hierarchy and other religious leaders: Some will exclaim "blasphemy!" Others will proclaim it as inspired. Political commentators like Rush Limbaugh will undoubtedly declaim against it as a treat to capitalism and a commie-plot. You, however, will call it a "procking" hell of a read (you'll find the definition to "procking" in the book and may be tempted to append it to your vocabulary)
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pope Patrick 9 Feb. 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This is the best book I've read for years. It's a biting satire of much of the (near-future) Roman Catholic Church, but the author is never blasphemous or derogatory of Christianity. De Rosa is deeply spiritual, especially when speaking of Ireland, tender, gentle, at times terrifying, and at times so funny that I ended up laughing aloud at the mechanic's. I especially recommend it for anyone interested in Irish spirituality or the current problems in Roman Catholicism---it's the best thing since "Shoes of the Fisherman" in this genre.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars De Rosa Strikes a Spiritual Chord 7 Nov. 2002
By B. R. Leach - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
A wonderful book filled with humor, wit and plot. Respectful of Christian truth but ruthless in dealing with hypocracy. Patrick is a contrariwise, genteel pope who drives his cardinals nuts.
Many don't know Peter De Rosa wrote earlier under the Pen Name, Neil Boyd. His earlier series, Bless Me Father, was turned into a successful PBS (English) series and that video series is available through Acorn distributors. The books can be found here from used book sellers.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Too good to not be read by serious social thinkers - or you! 11 Nov. 1997
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Humerous beyond words, this book includes valuable socio-economic models and some unique religious and moral responses to today's world. Follow the Pope through a traditional Irish retreat, through the Vatican political bureaucracy and into the world of economics and you will enjoy the genious of the author as well as the unique humor of the Irish.

Patrick's solution of the third-world's poverty is a lesson in simplicity worthy of reflection and emulation!

If only Jimmy Stewart could have played this role!
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A true lift of spirit, but ending in a plummet to the rocks. 1 May 1998
By Jessica Orsini (JessiLaurn@aol.com) - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
"Pope Patrick" is by far the funniest and most cynical review of the Vatican to reach print in the past hundred years. It leaves you rolling in your seat, and at the same time reaffirms one's belief that things can turn out right despite everyone who stands in the way.
Unfortunately, the "surprise ending" in the last few pages completely shatters the aforementioned good feelings, and instills a depression that hasn't been matched since "Apocalypse Now."
If you truly want to make someone's Friday and Saturday but destroy their Sunday, hand them "Pope Patrick".
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