In Janet Tavakoli’s debut novel, Archangels: Rise of the Jesuits, the pope stepped aside so that for the first time in history, a Jesuit could rule the Vatican. Within months, Pope Benedict XVI shocked Catholics when he became the first pope in seven centuries to willingly resign. Then, for the first time in history, a Jesuit was elected pope. Pope Francis has more surprises in store for the Roman Catholic Church.
Rise of the Jesuits Companion is a short non-fiction chronicle of life-imitating art events that occurred just after the novel’s publication. Tavakoli also answers readers’ questions about fact & fiction, murders, Mafia, missing money, sex, suicides, bribes, the new pope, Ignatius of Loyola, the Examen, the wealth of the Roman Catholic Church, Mary’s age, memory arts, mind reading, hypnosis, autosuggestion, the “royal we,” confession, and the truth about “turning the other cheek.”
Tavakoli reveals that the facts are more amazing than fiction.