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A veritable war is being waged in the Catholic Church: on one side, there is Pope Francis's strong message of one church for rich and poor alike; 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. 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 is worthy of as Dan Brown novel with its electrifying details of the trickery and scheming against the papacy - except that it is real.

Publisher: St Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781250106247
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 270 g
Dimensions: 226 x 147 x 16 mm


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Praise for MERCHANTS IN THE TEMPLE
Nuzzi has significant sources within the Roman Curia, allowing him access to "exclusive, never-before-published documentation" that reveals a truly shocking, shameful story of waste and corruption within the vast network of Vatican finances. . . . The network of subterfuge is bewildering, and the barriers to transparency perhaps more than Frances can overcome, as Nuzzi delineates with valiant candor. While more historical context would be useful, this is a provocative work of dogged investigative research. " Kirkus "

"With...Gianluigi Nuzzi s "Merchants in the Temple," I m absolutely impressed. The account is packed with excerpts from confidential documents that are no doubt authentic. Even the Vatican tacitly admits as much. The author s analysis of the numbers and account of the byzantine internal politics are thoroughly convincing. In fact, the figures he reveals both confirm my own reporting about the Vatican but fill in many facts I was unable to obtain. Most of all, "Merchan"ts in the Temple shows that a lot of the money isn t being spent where the Vatican claimed....In "Merchants in the Temple," Nuzzi draws an admiring but startling portrait of Pope Francis....As Nuzzi makes clear, this Pope is a fearless reformer with a shrewd mind for business. The leaks may be illegal, but they re not the real scandal. The scandal is the mismanagement that s been hidden for far too long. These revelations should make the need for urgent reform obvious to the world outside the walls of the Vatican. And that s the message Francis has been trying to send all along."" Fortune ""


Praise for MERCHANTS IN THE TEMPLE
Nuzzi has significant sources within the Roman Curia, allowing him access to "exclusive, never-before-published documentation" that reveals a truly shocking, shameful story of waste and corruption within the vast network of Vatican finances. . . . The network of subterfuge is bewildering, and the barriers to transparency perhaps more than Frances can overcome, as Nuzzi delineates with valiant candor. While more historical context would be useful, this is a provocative work of dogged investigative research. Kirkus


"With...Gianluigi Nuzzi s Merchants in the Temple, I m absolutely impressed. The account is packed with excerpts from confidential documents that are no doubt authentic. Even the Vatican tacitly admits as much. The author s analysis of the numbers and account of the byzantine internal politics are thoroughly convincing. In fact, the figures he reveals both confirm my own reporting about the Vatican but fill in many facts I was unable to obtain. Most of all, Merchants in the Temple shows that a lot of the money isn t being spent where the Vatican claimed....In Merchants in the Temple, Nuzzi draws an admiring but startling portrait of Pope Francis....As Nuzzi makes clear, this Pope is a fearless reformer with a shrewd mind for business. The leaks may be illegal, but they re not the real scandal. The scandal is the mismanagement that s been hidden for far too long. These revelations should make the need for urgent reform obvious to the world outside the walls of the Vatican. And that s the message Francis has been trying to send all along." Fortune

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Praise for MERCHANTS IN THE TEMPLE
"Nuzzi has significant sources within the Roman Curia, allowing him access to "exclusive, never-before-published documentation" that reveals a truly shocking, shameful story of waste and corruption within the vast network of Vatican finances. . . . The network of subterfuge is bewildering, and the barriers to transparency perhaps more than Frances can overcome, as Nuzzi delineates with valiant candor. While more historical context would be useful, this is a provocative work of dogged investigative research."--Kirkus


"With...Gianluigi Nuzzi's Merchants in the Temple, I'm absolutely impressed. The account is packed with excerpts from confidential documents that are no doubt authentic. Even the Vatican tacitly admits as much. The author's analysis of the numbers and account of the byzantine internal politics are thoroughly convincing. In fact, the figures he reveals both confirm my own reporting about the Vatican but fill in many facts I was unable to obtain. Most of all, Merchants in the Temple shows that a lot of the money isn't being spent where the Vatican claimed....In Merchants in the Temple, Nuzzi draws an admiring but startling portrait of Pope Francis....As Nuzzi makes clear, this Pope is a fearless reformer with a shrewd mind for business. The leaks may be illegal, but they're not the real scandal. The scandal is the mismanagement that's been hidden for far too long. These revelations should make the need for urgent reform obvious to the world outside the walls of the Vatican. And that's the message Francis has been trying to send all along."--Fortune

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“Expose of Vatican corruption”

A well written, and well researched book. It demonstrates the determination and bravery of Gianluigi Nuzzi in writing this book and bringing the hidden corruption in the Vatican machinery into the cold light of public... More

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