GA&A Productions, in coproduction with ZDF/ARTE, EO IkonDocs, in association with SVT, VRT, RTS, RSI, SRC
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Much has been said about the Catholic Church’s sex abuse scandal. Yet with Pope Francis, we have all thought that the crisis was over, that the Church had learnt its lesson. Instead, 4 years after Francis’ election, reform has been stalled: 2 pedophile priests out of 3 are still in the clergy and bishops who covered up abuses have been left unpunished. In this film, historian John Dickie investigates the causes of this dramatic failure. Traveling from the U.S. to France, from Italy to Argentina, Dickie will discover new scandals that prove how, for the Holy Roman Church, the child abuse crisis is far from over.