As a retired criminal investigator of 35 years I can see that the author has pre-ordained the guilt of everyone within the Roman Catholic Church and has embarked on years of research to present the 'evidence' that fits his predetermination. Four years in the making, this exhaustive exposé of the Catholic church’s moral fraudulence demands outrage. Now in a revised translation and with updated material, this brilliant piece of investigative writing is based on four years' authoritative research, including extensive interviews with those in power. It gets overwhelming, but that is not a complaint. Is all this a symptom of bad faith, or perhaps of closeted self-disgust? This brilliant piece of investigative writing is based on four years' authoritative research, including extensive interviews with those in power. And I am not Catholic or gay. There's a problem loading this menu at the moment. One financially canny episcopal plutocrat added Rome’s busiest gay sauna to his bulging property portfolio. Many attended infernally red-lit orgies in the Vatican, with party drugs and strapping seminarians on tap, and quite a few rejoiced in drag-queen nicknames. My advice is not to bother with it. He has had articles in Newsweek, the New Yorker and the New York Times. Now in a revised translation and with updated material, this brilliant piece of investigative writing is based on four years' authoritative research, including extensive interviews with those in power. A very disappointing book. Martel is a researcher and writer. What a pity. hen God died, the official cause was elderly enfeeblement; after reading Frédéric Martel’s exposé of infamy in the Catholic church, I suspect that the old boy committed suicide in remorse, aghast at the crimes and un-Christian sins of organised religion. In the Closet of the Vatican exposes the rot at the heart of the Vatican and the Roman Catholic Church today. Important reading for those who still aid and abet the Roman Church Hierarchy, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 March 2019. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for in The Closet of The Vatican Power Homosexuality Hypocrisy 9781472966148 at the best online … For many years, during the John Paul II and Benedict XVI papacies, I would tell audiences that we were living through the “most corrupt papacy since the Borgias.” Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Even people who have tried to address problems are pronounced guilty on the disturbingly irrational theory that those who take the hardest line are betraying themselves as being part of the problem itself. In the Closet of the Vatican is a fascinating description and evaluation of financial, sexual and political misconduct throughout the Catholic Church at a time when new revelations are being uncovered each and every week. The Vatican combines a venality that the mafia might envy with a bigotry worthy of Steve Bannon (who not coincidentally was in Rome for last week’s gathering), and to this already foul mixture it adds an unctuous hypocrisy. Something went wrong. An original contribution to the growing interest in the Vatican's sexual identity, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 March 2019, When you spend more than four years talking to hundreds of people, on and off the record, it would be odd if you didn't break new ground and this book certainly does that...largely through unattributed chats which are not always easy to verify. In the Closet of the Vatican is a book that reveals these secrets and penetrates this enigma. He flinches when introduced to George Pell, the Australian cardinal recently found guilty of sexual abuse in Melbourne (he will be sentenced later this month), whose colleagues in the Vatican treasury called him “Pell Pot” in homage to the bloodthirsty Cambodian dictator Pol Pot. Frederic Martel is the author of this book. In the Closet of the Vatican: Power, Homosexuality, Hypocrisy: 9781472966247: Books - Amazon.ca In one decadent episode, Benedict moons over his hunky chamberlain Georg Gänswein during the younger man’s consecration as an archbishop, caressing his Clooneyesque salt-and-pepper curls for all of 19 enraptured seconds. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. 45 apostolic nuncios find out some 'balanced ' evidence, but the book is hopelessly in! 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