“If you don’t take the bad apple out of the basket it can spoil the rest of the fruit.”
Referring to clerical sex abuse, Pope Benedict XVI said, “The greatest persecution of the Church does not come from external enemies, but is born of sin within the Church. Thus the Church has a profound need to relearn penance, purification, forgiveness and justice.”
In “BAD APPLES”, television news agency ROME REPORTS documents this problem and the responses from the Vatican during the last decades. It also analyzes the failure of management in Ireland, based on lies, and tracks the successful ‘zero tolerance’ policy put into action in the United States.
“BAD APPLES” is a comprehensive documentary on a complex problem, with shocking testimony from victims, advice from psychologists and testimony from the most active bishops dealing with abuse. It also includes analysis from Vatican insiders on what is happening behind the scenes at the Vatican.
(45 minutes NTSC and PAL)