PBS Frontline expose "Secrets of the Vatican" rather shocking at times.

The recently broadcast documentary by Frontline on the inner workings of the Vatican in Rome was quite illuminating and, at times, shocking. Accusations of the Vatican Bank laundering large amounts of underworld money, homosexual activity among, not only the priests, but the highest ranked Vatican officials,  mishandling of the pedophilia scandal , and the continuing power struggle between Pope and Cardinals are all brought to light. I was especially shocked by the video evidence that brought to the viewer the level of hypocrisy regarding their position on homosexuality and the fact that so many of them practice this form of sexuality.

It becomes apparent why Pope Benedict decided to resign after his attempts for reformation were meant by staunch internal opposition. The expose was very revealing and highly recommended for those desiring a better understanding of the Vatican and it's operation.

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Comment by Sagacious Hawk on March 1, 2014 at 12:36pm

For anyone who wants to watch it. Here's a link.

Comment by Logicallunatic on March 1, 2014 at 12:40pm

Apparently god turned a blind eye to all that kiddy fucking, but he strongly disapproves of condoms and gay marriage. 

Comment by Sagacious Hawk on March 1, 2014 at 2:26pm

Watching that, I began to get the feeling that Benedict was a puppet controlled by Bertone who was being blackmailed. I wonder if there's any truth to that.

Comment by Ed on March 1, 2014 at 5:23pm

@ Sagacious Hawk

The stern looking Bertone is one of the most powerful residents of the Vatican. It will be interesting to see if he gets in line with the new Pope's mandates.

Comment by Sagacious Hawk on March 1, 2014 at 5:43pm

Well, he officially retired in October, so there's no telling what's going on behind the scenes.


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