Revelations explode In the Closet of the Vatican
THIS explosive new book, which is being published simultaneously in 20 countries, reveals the Vatican secrets and penetrates its enigma.
It's being called a startlingly revealing and detailed account of corruption and hypocrisy at the heart of this institution.
In the Closet of the Vatican exposes the rot at the heart of the Vatican and the Roman Catholic Church today.
This 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, the cover up of 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.
It starts in junior seminaries and continues right up to the Vatican itself. It's 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.
In the Closet of the Vatican reveals a truth that is extraordinary and disturbing.
The author, Dr Frédéric Martel, is a French writer and researcher, a journalist at National Public Radio and the author of ten books which have been translated and published in more than 25 countries.
Published by Bloomsbury, In the Closet of the Vatican is in bookshops now. RRP$34.99.