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The Resource In the closet of The Vatican : power, homosexuality, hypocrisy, Frédéric Martel ; translated by Shaun Whiteside

In the closet of The Vatican : power, homosexuality, hypocrisy, Frédéric Martel ; translated by Shaun Whiteside

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In the closet of The Vatican : power, homosexuality, hypocrisy
Title
In the closet of The Vatican
Title remainder
power, homosexuality, hypocrisy
Statement of responsibility
Frédéric Martel ; translated by Shaun Whiteside
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
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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YDX
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1967-
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Martel, Frédéric
Dewey number
282.0905
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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1967-
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  • Martel, Frédéric
  • Whiteside, Shaun
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  • Catholic Church
  • Catholic Church
  • Homosexuality
Target audience
adult
Label
In the closet of The Vatican : power, homosexuality, hypocrisy, Frédéric Martel ; translated by Shaun Whiteside
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volume
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1078207549
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 555 pages
Isbn
9781472966148
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
282.09 M361 ; XX-N ; [A18BP136, #27, 6@$30.00, DLG/ ].
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) 1078207549
  • (OCoLC)1078207549
Label
In the closet of The Vatican : power, homosexuality, hypocrisy, Frédéric Martel ; translated by Shaun Whiteside
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1078207549
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 555 pages
Isbn
9781472966148
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
282.09 M361 ; XX-N ; [A18BP136, #27, 6@$30.00, DLG/ ].
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1078207549
  • (OCoLC)1078207549

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