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From a best-selling author with unprecedented access to Pope Francis, an investigative look at the recent financial scandals at the highest levels of the Vatican.
A veritable war is waging in the church: On one side there is Pope Francis' 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' 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 listener 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 listener. 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.
©2015 Gianluigi Nuzzi (P)2015 Macmillan Audio
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By diane on 10-28-16

informative I learned a lot

The laity in the Catholic Church need to stand with Jesus at the foot of the cross, stop donating to the hierarchal framework of the church and return to tradition and Truth. I encourage everyone to seek out the messages of Our Lady of Lasalette and Our Lady of good success, out of Ecuador.

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By Terry on 12-18-15

Troubling times for the Pope

How can you say that you enjoyed a book that so clearly outlines the sins of the church clergy that are the books subject. It was eye opening and shines a light on the greed that Frances is surrounded with. When he says "Pray for me," he means it.

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By Paul c on 05-04-17

Great book

Unique insight into the newest pope and sheds light a little on why the last one retired. Interesting listen outlining the workings of the Vatican and Roman Catholic Church hierarchy. Balanced with pro's and con's regarding the hierarchy of the Vatican and refreshing to learn that the latest pope has proper ethics. Well worth a read/listen.

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