This is a blistering indictment of Pope Benedict XVI, from the unique standpoint of internationally acclaimed theologian Matthew Fox. It looks at the Pope's early career to years as Chief Inquisitor, protection of reactionary groups and role in covering up the paedophllia crisis. Presents a new vision for Catholicism, one that is truly universal and celebrates critical thinking, diversity and justice. An internationally acclaimed theologian and member of the Dominican Order, Matthew Fox was forbidden to teach by then-Cardinal Ratzinger in 1988 and was later dismissed from the order. His experiences make him uniquely qualified to write about Pope Benedict XVI. Fox delivers a blistering indictment of Ratzinger, from his early career to his years as Chief Inquisitor, from his protection of reactionary groups like Opus Dei to his role in covering up the paedophilia crisis. But Fox also sets forth his vision for a new Catholicism; one that is truly universal and celebrates critical thinking, diversity and justice.
After being forbidden to teach theology by then-Cardinal Ratzinger in 1988, Matthew Fox was welcomed into the Anglican community, where he started the University of Creation Spirituality. He is now a visiting scholar and operates a successful programme for the education of inner-city teenagers.