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Silence in the House of God: Mea Maxima Culpa

Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney exposes abuse of power in the Catholic Church and a cover-up that winds its way from Wisconsin, through Ireland's churches, all the way to the highest office of the Vatican. The film investigates the secret crimes of a charismatic priest who abused over 200 deaf children in a school under his control and documents the first known public protest against clerical sex abuse in the US - a struggle of more than three decades by four deaf young men who set out to expose the priest who had abused them. Their efforts ultimately led to a lawsuit against the former pope, Benedict XVI himself.

Release date:

1 hour, 25 minutes

Last on

Mon 24 Jun 2013 02:30

Credits

Role Contributor
DirectorAlex Gibney
Series EditorNick Fraser

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