In the Closet of the Vatican

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In the Closet of the Vatican: Power, Homosexuality, Hypocrisy (French: Sodoma : Enquête au cœur du Vatican) is a book by Frédéric Martel,[1] which was published in French by Éditions Robert Laffont in February 2019[2] as well as being simultaneously released in eight languages. The book is based upon the concordant testimonies from 41 cardinals, 52 bishops and 45 apostolic nuncios.[citation needed] The author argues that an overwhelming majority of priests and bishops serving in the Vatican—including several prelates who have given anti-gay-sex speeches—are gay, and either secretly have sex with men or repress their desires.[3][4][5][6][7]

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  1. ^ In the closet of The Vatican : power, homosexuality, hypocrisy. Translated by Shaun Whiteside. London ; New York: Bloomsbury Continuum. 2019. LCCN 2019393197.
  2. ^ Sodoma : enquête au cœur du Vatican (in French). Paris: Éditions de Noyelles. 2019. ISBN 978-2-298-15110-7. EAN 9782298151107 BNF FRBNF45720349
  3. ^ Andrew Brown (3 Mar 2019). "In the Closet of the Vatican: Power, Homosexuality, Hypocrisy by Frédéric Martel – review". The Guardian.
  4. ^ Marion Bothorel (22 February 2019). "Ce qu'il faut retenir de Sodoma, le livre qui lève le voile sur l'homosexualité dans l'Église". France Info (in French). France Télévisions.
  5. ^ Cécile Chambraud (14–15 February 2019). "Sodoma explore la place de l'homosexualité au cœur du Vatican". Le Monde (in French).CS1 maint: date format (link).
  6. ^ Église et homosexualité : les lourds secrets du Vatican (audio) (in French). France Culture..
  7. ^ Stéphane Baillargeon (21 February 2019). "«Sodoma» documente l'homosexualité de la hiérarchie catholique". Le Devoir (in French).