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082 0 4 _a241.66
100 1 _aMartel, Frédéric,
240 1 0 _aSodoma.
245 1 0 _aIn the closet of the Vatican :
_bpower, homosexuality, hypocrisy /
_cFrédéric Martel ; translated by Shaun Whiteside.
264 1 _aLondon :
_bBloomsbury Continuum,
300 _axv, 555 pages ;
_c24 cm
500 _aTranslated from the French.
520 _a"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." - Copac
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610 2 0 _aCatholic Church
_xSexual behavior.
610 2 0 _aCatholic Church
_xControversial literature.
_vControversial literature.
650 0 _aMale homosexuality
_xReligious aspects.
650 0 _aHomophobia
_xReligious aspects
_xCatholic Church.
650 0 _aChurch and social problems
_xCatholic Church.
700 _aWhiteside, Shaun
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