Bishop John Magee and Pope John Paul II

In “Angels and Demons,” Dan Brown’s prequel to “The Da Vinci Code,” an ambitious Irish priest [played by Ewan McGregor, above, in the movie of the book] who is close to the Pope almost becomes Pope himself by plotting and eliminating enemies during a papal conclave. The book’s Rev. Patrick McKenna may well have been loosely based on Bishop John Magee.

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New Irish Church Inquiry Slams Bishop John Magee (Irish Central)

Previously: Cloyne, The Vatican And Bishop John Magee