Paris: A book titled ‘In the Closet of the Vatican’ which boldly states that the Vatican is home to ‘one of the largest homosexual communities in the world’ is to be released in 20 countries and is thus intended and expected to shake the Church and the world.
Its publication date – February 21, 2019 – is also intentional. It is timed for the beginning of the Sex Abuse Summit in Rome initiated by Pope Francis.
The author of the book, Frédéric Martel, is a prominent French journalist and book author.
According to the press release, the new book will “expose the rot at the heart of the Vatican and the Roman Catholic Church today.” For this book, the author has done research for four years and in thirty different countries, and he has conducted “extensive interviews with those in power.”
Martel claims to be able to show us with his new book the underlying connection between the following topics: the celibacy of priests, the condemnation of the use of contraceptives, the cover-up of countless cases of sexual abuse, the resignation of Benedict XVI, misogyny among the clergy, the dramatic fall of vocations to the priesthood, the plotting against Pope Francis.” His book is meant to “reveal these secrets.”
Martel describes in his book, according to the press release, a “system founded on a clerical culture of secrecy which starts in junior seminars and continues right up to the Vatican itself.” It is also based on “the double lives of priests and on extreme homophobia.” Thus, according to this book, there exists a certain “schizophrenia in the Church.”
According to the press release, however, “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 words of Pope Francis are being specifically quoted because he himself “unlocked the Closet” of the Vatican.