People looking at cardinals’ vestments on display in the window of the Gammarelli tailor shop in Rome, 2014. (CNS/ Reuters/Max Rossi)
Deep inside Frédéric Martel’s earth-shaking exposé of clerical corruption, I came across the maxim attributed to Oscar Wilde, “Everything in the world is about sex, except sex. Sex is about power.” In the Closet of the Vatican takes its reader deep inside the corridors of the Vatican as well as the apartments of curial cardinals and archbishops, where many, if not most, of the prelates Martel interviews lead lives of luxurious duplicity.
Source: Duplicity, hypocrisy of the prelates exposed in Martel’s ‘Closet’ book | National Catholic Reporter