Bombshell Exposé of Vatican

A French reporter, Frédéric Martel, has written a book on the Vatican’s gay culture: “IN THE CLOSET OF THE VATICAN: POWER, HOMOSEXUALITY, HYPOCRISY.” It is based on over 1,500 interviews, including on-the-record interviews with many senior Church officials. RNS was surprisingly quick to cover it: “Bombshell book alleges a Vatican gay subculture, hypocrisy.” CRUX has some useful coverage (here). NCR even provided a lengthy excerpt. The excerpts alone help explain some puzzles, including the resignation of Pope Benedict. This book promises to be the most credible account of the Vatican in the modern era.


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