“For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed…” (Lk 12:2)

Explosive New Book: In the Closet of the Vatican to be released on First Day of Abuse Summit

The year 2018 was a tough one for Club Francis, but it may have only been a warm-up compared to what might be coming down the pike this year.

The French sociologist, journalist, and author Frederic Martel is about to release an explosive book that is poised to rock the Vatican much more than “Abp.” Carlo Vigano’s letters last year ever did. The work is entitled In the Closet of the Vatican: Power, Homosexuality, Hypocrisy and is scheduled to be published on Feb. 21, the first day of the much-touted four-day sex abuse summit at the Vatican.

However, unlike what one may initially suppose, the book is not written by some archconservative member of the Vatican II Church trying to bring down Francis and his henchmen. Rather — and this probably gives the work much more credibility than it otherwise would have — the author is a socialist and practicing sodomite who is not opposed to Francis’ political or pseudo-theological agenda. Thus, his goal is not to oppose unnatural vice per se, nor does he want to make homosexuals look bad. Rather, his stated intent is to expose hypocrisy, which is also what motivated the call boy Francesco Mangiacapra, himself not exactly an anti-homosexuality crusader.

The book will ultimately be published in as many as eight languages. The Italian and English editions are set to be released first:

At 576 pages, this book promises to be a substantial read. The following is the official description released by the publisher, Bloomsbury, which gives a preview of the explosive contents that the Vatican is about to be confronted with:

A startling account of corruption and hypocrisy at the heart of the Vatican.

In the Closet of the Vatican exposes the rot at the heart of the Vatican and the Roman Catholic Church today. This brilliant piece of investigative writing is based on four years’ 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.

In the Closet of the Vatican is a book that 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.

No one can claim to really understand the Catholic Church today until they have read this book. It reveals a truth that is extraordinary and disturbing.


From this description, it is fairly evident that the author is not in the Vigano camp. This is significant because it means the Vatican will not be able to brush the tell-all aside as coming from the friends of the “Great Accuser”.

According to a news report of the Vaticanist Giuseppe Nardi, In the Closet of the Vatican will reveal “names, dates, and facts about the composition and influence of the sodomite network in the Vatican.” Martel speaks of a “pink elephant in the living room” people refuse to acknowledge, Nardi writes.

(© Frederick Martel – used with permission)

It may be expected that Francis will react by applying the same tried-and-true strategy he has been using to deal with unpleasant matters: ignore it until it goes away.

Whether that will work this time around, is another matter.

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