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In the closet of the Vatican : power, homosexuality, hypocrisy

Author: Frédéric Martel; Shaun Whiteside
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2019.
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"A startling account of corruption and hypocrisy at the heart of the Vatican. In the Closet of the Vatican exposes the rot at the heart of the Vatican and the Roman Catholic Church today. This brilliant piece of investigative writing is based on four years' authoritative research, including extensive interviews with those in power. The celibacy of priests, the condemnation of the use of contraceptives, countless  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Controversial literature
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Martel, Frédéric, 1967-
In the closet of The Vatican.
London ; New York : Bloomsbury Continuum, 2019
(DLC) 2019393197
(OCoLC)1078207549
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Frédéric Martel; Shaun Whiteside
ISBN: 9781472966162 1472966163 9781472966155 1472966155
OCLC Number: 1088317358
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 556 pages)
Contents: Prologue; PART I. FRANCIS; 1 Domus Sanctae Marthae; 2 Gender theory; 3 Who am I to judge?; 4 Buenos Aires; 5 The Synod; 6 Roma Termini; PART II. PAUL; 7 The Maritain code; 8 Loving friendship; PART III. JOHN PAUL; 9 The sacred college; 10 The Legion of Christ; 11 The ring of lust; 12 The Swiss Guard; 13 The crusade against gays; 14 The pope's diplomacy; 15 Strange household; 16 Rouco; 17 CEI; 18 Seminarians; PART IV. BENEDICT; 19 Passivo e bianco; 20 The vice-pope; 21 Dissidents; 22 VatiLeaks; 23 The abdication; Epilogue; Acknowledgements
Responsibility: Frédéric Martel ; translated by Shaun Whiteside.

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"A startling account of corruption and hypocrisy at the heart of the Vatican. In the Closet of the Vatican exposes the rot at the heart of the Vatican and the Roman Catholic Church today. This brilliant piece of investigative writing is based on four years' authoritative research, including extensive interviews with those in power. The celibacy of priests, the condemnation of the use of contraceptives, countless cases of sexual abuse, the resignation of Benedict XVI, misogyny among the clergy, the dramatic fall in Europe of the number of vocations to the priesthood, the plotting against Pope Francis - all these issues are clouded in mystery and secrecy. In the Closet of the Vatican is a book that reveals these secrets and penetrates this enigma. It derives from a system founded on a clerical culture of secrecy which starts in junior seminaries and continues right up to the Vatican itself. It is based on the double lives of priests and on extreme homophobia. The resulting schizophrenia in the Church is hard to fathom. But the more a prelate is homophobic, the more likely it is that he is himself gay. "Behind rigidity there is always something hidden, in many cases a double life." These are the words of Pope Francis himself and with them, the Pope has unlocked the Closet. No one can claim to really understand the Catholic Church today until they have read this book. It reveals a truth that is extraordinary and disturbing."--

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