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The clowns of God

Author: Morris West
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 1982.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a futuristic setting of nuclear holocaust threats and big-power standoffs, the Pope, Gregory XVII, abdicates under duress. The Curia, the governing body of cardinals, convinced of Gregory's insanity when he proclaims his knowledge, through personal relation, of the Second Coming of Christ, relegate him to the Benedictine monastery of Monte Cassino.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Political fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Morris West
ISBN: 0553206621 : 9780553206623 0553170473 9780553170474
OCLC Number: 8417249
Description: 402 pages ; 18 cm $3.95
Responsibility: by Morris West.

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In a futuristic setting of nuclear holocaust threats and big-power standoffs, the Pope, Gregory XVII, abdicates under duress. The Curia, the governing body of cardinals, convinced of Gregory's insanity when he proclaims his knowledge, through personal relation, of the Second Coming of Christ, relegate him to the Benedictine monastery of Monte Cassino.

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