'A hugely enjoyable eccentric account of clerical heroism in the face of evil.' Observer Who says you can't fight fascism in a cassock?
Christians don't have to be meek and mild. Take Father Kir - parish priest and French resistance hero, immortalised by the Kir Royale. And Archbishop Damaskinos who, when threatened with the firing squad by the Nazis, replied, 'Please respect our traditions - in Greece we hang our Archbishops.'
Wherever fascism has taken root, it has met with resistance. From taking a bullet for a frightened schoolgirl in Alabama to riding on the bonnet of a tank during the liberation of France, each of the hard-drinking, chain-smoking clerics featured in this book were willing to risk their lives for what they believed.