Cardinals walk in a procession during the Palm Sunday mass in St Peter's square in the Vatican in this 2016 file photo. Photo: AFP

80 per cent of Vatican clerics are gay, distorting Catholic Church with shame and culture of cover-up, explosive book claims

  • French sociologist Frederic Martel spent four years interviewing more than 1,500 priests, bishops and cardinals
  • He says the huge rate of secret homosexuality in the Vatican has created a church ‘built around lies, double lives and hypocrisy’
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Cardinals walk in a procession during the Palm Sunday mass in St Peter's square in the Vatican in this 2016 file photo. Photo: AFP
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