A chaplain who once mocked Pope Francis disappeared without trace.
Amongst the revelations in this startling book are the following:
* General Galtieri never wanted to invade the Falkland Islands in 1982, but simply wished to devote himself to breeding llamas. However, the rector of the Philosophical and Theological Faculty of San Miguel, one Jorge Bergoglio, pushed him into a costly war.
Francis issues threats against Fra' Matthew Festing's pet hamster.
* Pope Francis very humbly refuses to allow his friends to call him "Holy Father", preferring the term "Generalissimo Franco".
* Pope Francis refers to his Swiss Guards as the "Stormtroopers": there is a secret elite corps in the Swiss Guard that is responsible for assassinations.
Everyone fears the SG.
* The original title of Amoris Laetitia was Liber Terrae Dominationis - a manual of world domination - but the Pope was persuaded that this was too obvious.
* Two of the cardinals who submitted the Dubia to Pope Francis have died - as Oscar Wilde (or possibly Agatha Christie) put it, to lose one might be a misfortune, to lose two looks like a remarkable stroke of luck for someone.
Alt-comedian Steve Colbert swears allegiance to the Pope.
* All Jesuits are Licensed to Kill.
* Pope Benedict is being kept prisoner in an underground cell in the Vatican, emerging only for photo-opportunities with glasses of beer.
* The name "Francis" was chosen as a tribute to Francis Ford Coppola, the producer of the Godfather films.
"I like the hammer and sickle, but could you remove the religious bits?"
Of course, I haven't read the book yet, and it may be about something else entirely.
A joke. Anyway, so Pope Francis goes to confession, and the priest says "Let's cut this short, Holy Father. I've read the book."