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Tonight, we expose the rot at the heart of the Vatican
and the Roman Catholic Church today. Our special guest has created a brilliant
piece of investigative writing 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. If you are ready, you will learn the secrets and penetrate 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
now. What you are about to listen to is the truth revealed and it is
extraordinary and disturbing.
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Frederic Martel, Ph.D. (PhD) is a French writer and
researcher. He is also a journalist at National Public Radio and the author of
ten books, which have been translated and published in more than 25 countries.
He lives in Paris. His latest book is titled: In the Closet of the Vatican:
Power, Homosexuality, HypocrisyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ which has been published in eight