Merchants in the Temple: Inside Pope Francis's Secret Battle Against Corruption in the Vatican by Gianluigi Nuzzi

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A veritable war is waging in the Church: on one side, there is Pope Francis’s strong message for one church of the poor and all; on the other, there is the old Curia with its endless enemies, and the old and new lobbies struggling to preserve their not-so-Christian privileges.

The old guard do not back down, they are ready to use all means necessary to stay in control and continue the immoral way they conduct their business. They resist reforms sought by Pope Francis and seek to delegitimize their opponents, to isolate those who want to eliminate corruption. It’s a war that will determine the future of the church. And if he loses the battle against secular interests and blackmail, Pope Francis could resign, much like his predecessor.

Based on confidential information—including top secret documents from inside the Vatican, and actual transcripts of Pope Francis’s admonishments to the papal court about the lack of financial oversight and responsibility—Merchants in the Temple illustrates all the undercover work conducted by the Pope since his election and shows the reader who his real enemies are. It reveals the instruments Francis is using to reform the Vatican and rid it, once and for all, of the overwhelming corruption traditionally encrusted in the Roman Catholic Church.

Merchants in the Temple is a startling book that will shock every reader. It’s a story worthy of a Dan Brown novel, with its electrifying details of the trickery and scheming against the papacy—except that it is real.



Title : Merchants in the Temple: Inside Pope Francis's Secret Battle Against Corruption in the Vatican
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ISBN : 162779865X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 240 pages


Reviews


BlackOxford rated it ★★★★☆

February 09, 2017

Pernicious Arrogance Popes may come and go but the Curia is always with us. Gianluigi Nuzzi’s Merchants in the Temple exposes the inner workings of the Roman Curia, the archaic and self-serving core of Catholic organisation. While the specifics of his research and conclusions are topical, his unde...


Barbara rated it ★★★☆☆

August 01, 2017

3.5 stars "Merchants in the Temple" by Italian journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi is an exposé of the entrenched, morally suspect and financially unscrupulous culture of the Vatican. It's well known that power corrupts, that human nature can be self-serving, and that Church bigwigs are no angels....for m...


Mal rated it ★★★☆☆

April 06, 2017

It’s well known that the history of the Catholic Church is rife with tales of corruption and murder — and that internal conflicts roil the Church today over pedophile priests, the role of women, divorce, and gay marriage as well as theology. What’s less well known are the particulars about long-r...


Mike rated it ★★★☆☆

July 18, 2017

Goed geschreven non-fictie over intriges en fraude binnen de Vaticaanse muren, en de strijd van huidig paus Franciscus hiertegen. Dat feiten de fictie soms overtreffen. Hier nog maar eens bewezen. Het gaat zover dat het soms ongeloofwaardig wordt. Maar de schrijver lijkt zich goed geïnformeerd te...


Mary Beth rated it ★★★★☆

December 10, 2015

I received this book in a Goodreads Giveaway. Ever wondered where the letters stolen from Pope Benedict's butler ended up? Well, in part, they ended up as the backbone of this book -- along with a lots of condemnation of almost all of the top Curial officials whom had become ensconced in their po...


Laurel rated it ★★☆☆☆

April 12, 2016

I picked this book because I have read pieces in the past that criticized the Catholic Church for their accumulated riches in light of their poor constituents- I wanted to know more. The author presents the contradictions between the opaque (and possibly illegal) financial practices of The Curia,...


Phyllis rated it ★★★★★

January 08, 2016

This is a fantastic review of the steps Pope Francis has addressed in removing the corruption in the Vatican. There is so much intrigue, corruption and scandal in the Vatican documented in this book, I can't wait for the movie. Pope Francis is to be commended for his commitment to God's work and...


piet rated it ★★★☆☆

March 17, 2016

De financiële huishouding van het Vaticaan is niet bepaald op orde. De controle op de inkomende en uitgaande geldstromen is onvoldoende en de omvangrijke eigendommen, vooral onroerende zaken, zijn nauwelijks in kaart gebracht. Geen wonder dat Paus Franciscus een leger aan consultants en accountan...


Priscilla rated it ★★★★☆

January 08, 2016

This book read like a text in many ways, but none the less grabbed my interest, quickly. Being a former Catholic, I was not initially surprised about the content. Soon, I found it staggering. Pope Francis will need all the divine help he can get to reform the Church. He may need the Second Coming...


Choopie rated it ★★★★☆

August 04, 2016

Holy Batman! An unholy See. Quite an eye opener. He should sack the whole lot of Cardinals and start all over again.





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