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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
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power, homosexuality, hypocrisy
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Frédéric Martel ; translated by Shaun Whiteside
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
A startling account of corruption and hypocrisy, this book exposes the rot at the heart of the Vatican and the Roman Catholic Church today, based on four years of 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. Martel 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
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YDX
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1967-
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Martel, Frédéric
Dewey number
282.0905
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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
  • Homosexuality
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In the closet of the Vatican : power, homosexuality, hypocrisy, Frédéric Martel ; translated by Shaun Whiteside
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Published in France as Sodoma by Éditions Robert Laffont ... 2019"--Title page verso
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 555 pages
Isbn
9781472966247
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(pbk.)
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)on1078207549
Label
In the closet of the Vatican : power, homosexuality, hypocrisy, Frédéric Martel ; translated by Shaun Whiteside
Publication
Note
Published in France as Sodoma by Éditions Robert Laffont ... 2019"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 555 pages
Isbn
9781472966247
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chart
System control number
(OCoLC)on1078207549

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