The Plot

The Vatican Conspiracies tells a vivid story with many interwoven strands of intrigue extending over past and future, across the reigns of several popes:

• A cardinal cabal undertakes a dangerous scheme that could cost the conspirators their careers
• A new Pope plans to change the Catholic Church's course dramatically
• Powerful cardinals jockey for position and power within the Vatican hierarchy
• Key Vatican assets are discovered missing
• Priestly child sexual abuse scandals threaten to destroy the Church
• The Catholic Church struggles to find revenue sources
• The Roman Curia wrestles with doctrinal disagreements
• Forbidden love tests sacred religious vows
• International conflicts erupt beyond the Vatican’s control
• Suddenly, the Church confronts a new crisis that threatens its very existence