Behind the Altar
Everyone thought that, with Pope Francis at the helm, the Catholic Church was on the road to transparency on the issue of clerical sex abuse. Yet reforms have stalled: two out of three paedophile priests are still clerics, and none of the bishops who covered up their abuse has been punished. In Behind the Altar (aka Dietro l’altare, 2017), John investigates the roots of the Church’s failure. Meanwhile, from the United States to France, from Italy to Argentina, new scandals are showing that the crisis is far from over.