Hardback In the closet of the Vatican : power, homosexuality, hypocrisy / Frédéric Martel ; translated by Shaun Whiteside.
Publication year: 2019
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Continuum,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781472966148 (hbk.) :
Translated from the French.
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. '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.
Original title: Sodoma. English
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xv, 555 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
Repetitive and not especially well written but his thesis that the most homophobic prelates are the most active gays, blows the lid off the Vatican's hypocrisy.
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