A few days ago wrote about the hard-hitting recently released on Kindle in Italian and in English. The author wrote under a pen name.
The book is making waves.
I read now at the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald, an article about the book and the author.
‘They will unmask me eventually,’ says author of ‘The Dictator Pope’
The pseudonymous ‘Marcantonio Colonna’ claims Pope Francis has seen a shortlist of six possible authors
Marcantonio Colonna, the pseudonymous author of The Dictator Pope, has said the Vatican is trying to discover his identity. The book was published as a Kindle edition last week and has caused consternation with its claims about Pope Francis’s reign.
Speaking to the Catholic Herald over email, Colonna claimed that the Pope had been given a list of possible names.
“A person in England was misidentified as the author at one point and immediately received threatening telephone calls from Rome,” Colonna said. “I now hear that Vatican officials have laid before the Pope a shortlist of six people who they think may be the possible author. I suspect that it’s not for the purpose of awarding a literary prize.”
Asked whether he thought his anonymity would last, Colonna said: “Under the present Pope, the Vatican machine has taken espionage to a new level, and I have little doubt that they will unmask me eventually, perhaps after a few more false casts. But they will need to ask themselves whether it is at the cost of giving me more publicity.”
Read the rest there.