You may ask yourself, who the heck is Cardinal Fratelli?
Angelo Cardinal Fratelli is a fictional cardinal drawn from the imagination of Catholic author, Rachel M. Gohlman (Rae Marie). Largely inspired by the whimsical paintings of Jehan Georges Vibert, which were intended to be anti-clerical but are in her view, quaint and hilarious.
One of Vibert's funny cardinals.
Cardinal Fratelli appears in four, comedy novellas: “The Misadventures of Cardinal Fratelli”, “Cardinal Fratelli’s Christmas”, “The Cardinal and Constable” and “The Cardinal’s Family Matters”. The clergyman’s guileless humanity is emphasized in each. Other key characteristics of Fratelli are his young age (for a cardinal that is), his excitability and stylized speech– also his lovable vanity. His qualities have been extended into “Tea with Cardinal Fratelli”, a humorous, rollicking and witty mock advice-column.
Cardinal Fratelli is 34 years old. He lives in Lucca, Tuscany, in Italy. He has one brother, Ernesto, one aunt, Francine and three cousins, Iona, Francesca and Philomena.
Cardinal Fratelli also has a facebook page. You can access it through the links posted at the blog's right side. Take time to get acquainted with him, his misadventures and his anecdotal insights on life. You are sure to be rewarded!