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.