Father Jacob Myers, a priest of the Roman Catholic Church, played by Martin Shaw, examines evidence of miracles to be used in canonisation but also performs exorcisms. As he learns, Jacob's... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Martin Shaw ...  Father Jacob 6 episodes, 2008
Rick Warden ...  Astaruth / ... 6 episodes, 2008
Siobhan Finneran ...  Sister Ruth 5 episodes, 2008
John Shrapnel ...  Cardinal Bukovak 5 episodes, 2008
Luigi Diberti ...  Monsignor Vincenzo 4 episodes, 2008
David Gyasi ...  Father Daniel 2 episodes, 2008
Romy Irving Romy Irving ...  Donna 2 episodes, 2008
Shaun Dooley ...  Liam 2 episodes, 2008
Michelle Joseph Michelle Joseph ...  Sister Anne 2 episodes, 2008
Sarah-Jayne Steed Sarah-Jayne Steed ...  Sarah 2 episodes, 2008
Mia Fernandez Mia Fernandez ...  Fiona 2 episodes, 2008
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Father Jacob Myers, a priest of the Roman Catholic Church, played by Martin Shaw, examines evidence of miracles to be used in canonisation but also performs exorcisms. As he learns, Jacob's duties run deeper than just sending demons back to Hell; he later must prevent them all from escaping.

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You don't need to believe in Satan. He believes in you. See more »

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2 March 2008 (UK) See more »

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Very interesting and refreshing.
26 October 2012 | by copticwebSee all my reviews

It is truly a rarity these days to watch, read, listen to anything from the mainstream media that doesn't fuse the Church and Scandal. The negative review by "critical thinker" is the mainstream result of public brainwashing about the catholic church. Furthermore, I wouldn't consider a review being anywhere near honest when its author only watched a fraction of the show.

Unlike what the above mentioned critic claimed, the show actually portrays the Catholic church in its current state. The faith is not an institution, but rather the founding principles that guides individuals, and we see that very clearly in father Jacob's character, and the other side of the coin in Cardinal Bukovak's. They both personify the true nature of the faith in constant struggle with Satan, which can also penetrate the church.

There is no dogma forced down anyone throat, in fact the complete opposite, which is very obvious to anyone who watch the show in its entirety. Father Jacob takes every situation with utter tolerance, slight humor, without an ounce of condemnation or judgement of character, whether it is homosexuality, abortion, convicts, the Muslim faith, even the possessed.

The only shortfall of this show is that it ended.


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