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FredericMartel-Delacultureenamerique-Champsessais

Team, researchers and thanks (L’équipe de « Sodoma » et les remerciements)

NOTE TO THE READERS

This document is related to the book Sodoma published in 2019 in fifteen languages (the English title of the book is : In the Closet of the Vatican).

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EDITORS OF THE BOOK
INTERNATIONAL

• International editor and French editor : Jean-Luc Barré (Robert Laffont/Editis) ; CEO of Robert Laffont : Cécile Boyer-Runge

• Italy : Carlo Feltrinelli, Gianluca Foglia, Alessia Dimitri and Camilla Cottafavi (Feltrinelli)

• UK : Robin Baird-Smith, Jamie Birkett (Bloomsbury)

• Spain : Blanca Rosa Roca, Carlos Ramos and Enrique Murillo

• Portugal : João Duarte Rodrigues

• Poland : Paweł Gozlinski

• Fact checking : Stéphane Foin, Andrés Herrera, Daniele Particelli, Marie-Laure Defretin and some priests, bishops and a vaticanist who have to stay anonymous here.

• Spécial Thanks to : the italian agent Valeria Frasca ; Sophie Berlin ; Marcela González Durán and Benita Edzard

• Press Relations : Marie-Laure Defretin ; Benita Edzard (Germany) ; Rachel Nicholson (UK) ; Lauren Hill (US, Canada) ; Marie-Eve Provost (Quebec) ; Valeria Frasca (Italy) ; Dagmara Zandman (Poland) ; Maria João Machado (Portugal) ; Sylvie Steffers (Netherlands) ; Sarah Altenloh (Belgium).

• Social Networks : Basile Rabouille (coordination) ; Daniele Particelli (coordination, Italy) ; Andrés Herrera (coordination Spain and Latin America) ; Elena Neira (Spain) ; Valeria Frasca (Italy) ; Maria João Sales Machado (Portugal) ; Dagmara Zandman (Poland) ; Eva Schaap (Netherlands). Thanks to : Aziz Ridouan ; Theo Corbucci ; David Lavaud.

TEAM & RESEARCHERS IN PARIS, FRANCE

• Documentation : Luis Chumacero

• Translators : Luis Chumacero, Jacob Bromberg.

TEAM & RESEARCHERS IN
I T A L Y

• Main researcher and Coordination (Italy) : Daniele Particelli

• Documentation : Daniele Particelli

• Spécial Thanks to : Pasquale Quaranta

• Research on Migrants & Prostitutes in Rome : René Buonocore, Fabrizio Sorbara, Thalyson P. (from Brazil) ; Antonio Martínez Velázquez (from Mexico) ; Loïc Fel (from France).

• Hospitals & Aids : René Buonocore

• Palermo : Antonio Leone et Paolo Patanè

• Napoli : Fabrizio Sorbara

• Translators (from Italian) : Daniele Particelli ; Pasquale Quaranta ; René Buonocore ; Luis Chumacero.

TEAM & RESEARCHERS IN
ALGERIA

• Spécial Thanks to : Adlene Meddi and to the NGO Abu Nawas

TEAM & RESEARCHERS IN
ARGENTINA

• Main researcher and Coordination (Italy) : Andres Herrera, David Jacobson

• Documentation : Luis Chumacero

• Spécial Thanks to : Julian Gorodischer, Bernardo Bruzzone, Roxana Gargano, Fernando d’Elio, Rubén Marone, Miguel dit Nixo, Augusto Balizano. Thanks also to Iván Petrella who explained to us the differences between « Liberation Theology » and « Theology of the People ».

TEAM & RESEARCHERS IN
AUSTRALIA

• Spécial Thanks to : Martin Peake

TEAM & RESEARCHERS IN
AUSTRIA

• Spécial Thanks to : Martin Zimper

TEAM & RESEARCHERS IN
BELGIUM

• Main researcher : Bruno Selun

• Spécial Thanks to : Guillaume de Walque, Louis de Strycker, Renato Sabbadini (ILGA), Stephane Barris, Thierry Delaval, Bernard Lennoy, Ottavio Marzocchi, Maris Sergejenko, Michael Cashman.

TEAM & RESEARCHERS IN
BRAZIL

• Main researcher : Guilherme Altmayer, Andres Herrera, Andres Bruzzone, Bernardo Bruzzone

• Documentation : Luis Chumacero

• Spécial Thanks to : André Fischer, Tom Avendano, Andrei Netto, Regis Andaku, André Midani, Luiz Claudio Latgé, Jorge Nobrega

• Translators : Guilherme Altmayer, Luis Chumacero

TEAM & RESEARCHERS IN
CANADA

• Documentation : Luis Chumacero

• Spécial Thanks to : Dennis Findlay ; Rev. Brent Hawkes ; Juan Luis Suarez ; Paul Halferty ; Gilbert Emond ; Paul Leonard ; Brendan Healy ; Scott Dagostino ; the Iranian Queen Organization ; and especially Douglas Elliott, Robert Wallace and André Courchesne.

TEAM & RESEARCHERS IN
CHILE

• Main researcher : Andres Herrera

• Documentation : Luis Chumacero

• Spécial Thanks to : Luis Larrain, Pablo Simonetti, Ernesto Ottone, Marco Enríquez-Ominami, José Manuel Ruiz Yañez, Pablo Paredes

• Translators : Andres Herrera

TEAM & RESEARCHERS IN
CHINA

• Spécial Thanks to : Wan Yanhai ; Benoît Vermander s.j ; Li Gang ; Hui Jiang ; Guo Ziyang ; Charlene Liu ; Bin Xu ; Linda Li ; Stephen Leonelli ; Cheng Sheng Lai ; Li Chow ; Nicolas Idier

TEAM & RESEARCHERS IN
COLOMBIA

• Main researcher : Emmanuel Neisa

• Documentation : Luis Chumacero

• Spécial Thanks to : Giuseppe Caputo, Alvaro Granados, Stéphane Foin, Fabián Sanabria, Maria Emma Wills, Gloria Gaitán, Diego Paredes, Jésus Alberto Castilla Salazar

• Association Colombia Diversa : Mauricio Albarracim, Nicolas Morales, Hunza Vargas

• Translators : Emmanuel Neisa, Sébastien Longhurst

TEAM & RESEARCHERS IN
CROATIA

• Main researcher : Luc Levy

TEAM & RESEARCHERS IN
CUBA

• Main researcher : Nathan Marcel-Millet, Ignacio González

• Documentation : Luis Chumacero

• Spécial Thanks to : Antonio Rodiles, Bertha Soler and several foreign ambassadors in Havana.

• Translators : Luis Chumacero, Ignacio González

TEAM & RESEARCHERS IN
EGYPT

• Main researcher : Hady ElHady

• Spécial Thanks to : Abbas Saad and Mazen Hayek

• Translators : Hady ElHady

TEAM & RESEARCHERS IN
GERMANY

• Main researcher : Jerzy Szczesny

• Spécial Thanks to : Volker Beck (Zurich), Sergey Lagodinsky (Berlin), Michael Brinkschröder (Munich), Martin Zimper (Zurich), Michael Meier (Zurich).

TEAM & RESEARCHERS IN
ISRAËL

• Main researcher : Benny and Irit Ziffer

• Spécial Thanks to : Nitzan Horowitz, Adi Nivy

• Translations : Benny Ziffer

TEAM & RESEARCHERS IN
JAPAN

• Main researcher : Jonas Pulver, Julia Mitsubizaya

• Spécial Thanks to : Toyama Yuta, Suzuki Tomomi

• Translators : Julia Mitsubizaya

TEAM & RESEARCHERS IN
JORDAN

• Main researcher : Abbas Saad

• Spécial Thanks to : Madian Al Jazerah

• Translators : Abbas Saad

TEAM & RESEARCHERS IN
LEBANON

• Main researcher : Abbas Saad, Hady ElHady

• Spécial Thanks to : Ali Mourad, Georges Azzi

• Translators : Abbas Saad, Hady ElHady

TEAM & RESEARCHERS IN
MEXICO

• Main researcher : Luis Chumacero (Mexico), Eliezer Ojedo Felix (Guadalajara)

• Documentation : Luis Chumacero

• Spécial Thanks to : Guillermo Osorno, Antonio Martínez Velázquez, Guillermo Sanchez Fernandez, Marcela González Duran, Carlos Montenegro

• Translators : Luis Chumacero, Andrés Herrera

TEAM & RESEARCHERS IN
NETHERLANDS

• Documentation : Luis Chumacero

• Spécial Thanks to : Boris Dittrich

TEAM & RESEARCHERS IN
PERU

• Documentation : Luis Chumacero

• Spécial Thanks to : Alberto Servat, Carlos Bruce

TEAM & RESEARCHERS IN
POLAND

• Main researcher : Miroslaw Wlekły and Jerzy Szczesny.

• Documentation : Vassily Klimentov

• Spécial Thanks to : Robert Biedron ; Anna Grodzka ; Janusz Palikot ; Miroslaw Wlekły, Marcin Kacki and Marcin Wójcik (all of three are from Gazeta Wyborcza), Piotr Moszczeński and Renata de la Chapelle, my agent in Poland

TEAM & RESEARCHERS IN
PORTUGAL

• Documentation : Luis Chumacero

• Spécial Thanks to : José Maria Pacheco, Ana Navarro Pedro

• Translators : Luis Chumacero

TEAM & RESEARCHERS IN
ROMANIA

• Spécial Thanks to : Florin Buhuceanu

TEAM & RESEARCHERS IN
RUSSIA

• Documentation : Vassily Klimentov

• Spécial Thanks to : Igor Iasine, Tanya Lokshina, Jean-Elie Malkin

TEAM & RESEARCHERS IN
SOUTH AFRICA

• Spécial Thanks to : Judge Erwin Cameron, Alistair Fairweather, Anthony Manion, Kgamadi Kometsi, Tiseke Kazambala and the team of Human Rights Watch in South Africa.

TEAM & RESEARCHERS IN
SPAIN

• Main researcher : Enrique Anartelazo

• Documentation : Luis Chumacero

• Spécial Thanks to : Tom Avendano, Alex Vicente

• Translators : Enrique Anartelazo, Luis Chumacero, Andres Herrera

TEAM & RESEARCHERS IN
SWITZERLAND

• Main researcher : Martin Zimper, Meinrad Furrer

• United Nations (Geneva) : Jean-Elie Malkin, Véronique Basso, Jacques Pellet and Michel Sidibé (UNAIDS)

• Spécial Thanks to : Michael Meier ; John Fischer. In Chur (Coire), thanks for their help to the auxiliary bishop, Marian Eleganti, OSB, and especially to Mgr Joseph Bonnemain, from Opus Dei.

• Translators : Meinrad Furrer

TEAM & RESEARCHERS IN
CZECH REPUBLIC

• Spécial Thanks to : Vaclav Jamek and Simon Formanek.

TEAM & RESEARCHERS IN
UKRAINE

• Documentation : Vassily Klimentov

TEAM & RESEARCHERS IN
UNITED KINGDON

• Spécial Thanks to : Michael Cashman and Robin Baird-Smith

TEAM & RESEARCHERS IN
UNITED STATES

• Spécial Thanks to : Barthélémy Menayas (San Francisco) ; Matthew Skinta (San Francisco) ; Arthur Goldhammer (Boston) ; Scott Heller (New York) ; Michael Denneny (New York) ; David Jacobson (New York) ; Fabrice Houdart (United Nations) ; Bert Medina (Florida) ; Mark Blasius (New York) ; Paula Duffy (Chicago) ; Tim Miller (Los Angeles) ; Hossein Alizadeh (New York) ; Ron Miller (Boston) ; and Tyler McEvoy (New York)

TEAM & RESEARCHERS IN
URUGUAY

• Main researcher : Andres Herrera

• Documentation : Luis Chumacero

• Translators : Andres Herrera, Luis Chumacero,

LIST OF CARDINALS THAT THE AUTHOR
HAS MET FOR INTERVIEWS OR « ENTRETIENS ».

41 cardinals : in general these meetings have been recorded and done in presence of a researcher or a translator :

• Angelo Bagnasco : meeting in Rome.
• Lorenzo Baldisseri : several meetings in Rome.
• Giuseppe Betori : meeting in Fiorenze. (As an exception, and on his request, Mgr Betori has re-read his interview and amended dit.)
• Dario Castrillón Hoyos † : meeting in Rome.
• Francesco Coccopalmerio : meeting in Rome.
• Stanislaw Dziwisz : two meetings in Crakow, Poland.
• Roger Etchegaray : two meetings in Rome.
• Raffaele Farina : several meetings in Rome.
• Fernando Filoni : meeting in Rome.
• Julián Herranz : meeting in Rome.
• Juan Sandoval Íñiguez : meeting in Mexico.
• Walter Kasper : two meetings in Rome.
• Dominique Mamberti : meeting in Rome.
• Renato Raffaele Martino : meeting in Rome.
• Laurent Monsengwo : meeting in Rome.
• Gerhard Ludwig Müller : two meetings in Rome.
• Juan José Omella : meeting in Barcelona.
• Jaime Ortega : meeting in La Havana.
• Carlos Osoro : meeting in Madrid.
• Marc Ouellet : meeting in Rome.
• George Pell : meeting in Rome.
• Paul Poupard : several meetings in Rome.
• Giovanni Battista Re : two meetings in Rome.
• Jean-Pierre Ricard : meeting in Bordeaux, France.
• Franc Rodé : meeting in Rome.
• Camillo Ruini : two meetings in Rome.
• Leonardo Sandri : meeting in Rome.
• Louis Raphaël Sako : meeting in Paris (questions after a press conference).
• Odilo Scherer : meeting in São Paulo.
• Achille Silvestrini : meeting in Rome.
• James Francis Stafford : two meetings in Rome.
• Daniel Sturla : meeting in Uruguay.
• Jean-Louis Tauran † : several meetings in Rome.
• Jozef Tomko : meeting in Rome.

(seven other cardinals have been interviewed « off the record » or in « deep background », as we say, and don’t figure here.)

LIST OF COUNTRIES VISITED FOR THE RESEARCH

• Vatican/Santa Sede : Vatican City and Castel Gandolfo.

• Italy : Milan, Florence, Bologna, Naples and Venice, as well as Cortona, Genoa, Ostia, Palermo, Perugia, Pisa, Pordenone, Spoleto, Tivoli, Trento, Trieste and Turin.

Apart from the Vatican City and Italy, investigations have been carried out in about thirty other countries:

• Argentina (Buenos Aires, San Miguel; 2014, 2017)
• Belgium (Brussels, Mons; several stays between 2015 and 2018)
• Bolivia (La Paz; 2015)
• Brazil (Belém, Brasilia, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo; 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018)
• Chile (Salvador; 2014, 2017)
• Colombia (Bogotá, Cartagena, Medellin; 2014, 2015, 2017)
• Cuba (Havana; 2014, 2015, 2016)
• Ecuador (Quito; 2015)
• Egypt (Alexandria, Cairo; 2014, 2015)
• Germany (several visits to Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich and Regensburg; 2015–18)
• Hong Kong (2014, 2015)
• India (New Delhi; 2015)
• Israel (Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Dead Sea; 2015, 2016)
• Japan (Tokyo; 2016)
• Jordan (Amman; 2016)
• Lebanon (Beirut, Bkerké; 2015, 2017)
• Mexico (Guadalajara, Mexico City, Monterrey, Puebla,Veracruz, Xalapa; 2014, 2016, 2018)
• Netherlands (Amsterdam; several visits between 2015 and 2018)
• Palestine (Gaza, Ramallah; 2015, 2016)
• Peru (Arequipa, Lima; 2014, 2015)
• Poland (Krakow, Warsaw; 2013, 2018)
• Portugal (Lisbon, Porto; 2016, 2017)
• Saudi Arabia (Riyadh; 2018)
• Spain (Barcelona, Madrid; many visits between 2015 and 2018)
• Switzerland (Basel, Coire, Geneva, Illnau-Effretikon, Lausanne, Lucerne, St Gallen and Zurich; several visits between 2015 and 2018)
• Tunisia (Tunis; 2018)
• United Arab Emirates (Dubai; 2016)
• United Kingdom (London; several visits between 2014 and 2018)
• Uruguay (Montevideo; 2017)
• United States (Boston, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington; 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018).

Other countries visited before the beginning of this investigation : Algeria, Canada, Cameroon, China, Denmark, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Venezuela, Vietnam etc., which also provided useful information for this book.

TRANSLATORS

OFFICIAL TRANSLATORS OF THE BOOK :
• Italian : Matteo Schianchi and Michele Zurlo
• Spanish : Maria Pons and Juan Vivanco
• Portuguese : Artur Lopes Cardoso
• English : Shaun Whiteside
• Netherlands : Nathalie Tabury, Henriëtte Gorthuis, Alexander van Kesteren and Marga Blankestijn
• Polish : Anastazja Dwulit, Jagna Wisz et Elzbieta Derelkowska
• Germany : to be announced
• Japanese : to be announced
• Romanian : to be announced
• Korean : to be announced
• Bulgarian, Croatian, Slovenian etc : to be announced

TRANSLATORS DURING THE RESEARCH FOR THE BOOK :

• From Spanish : Andrés Herrera ; Emmanuel Neisa ; Luis Chumacero ; Enrique Anartelazo ; Antonio Martínez Velázquez ; Marcela Gonzáles Durán ; Eliezer Ojedo Felix ; Nathan Marcel-Millet ; Sébastien Longhurst ; Ignacio González ; David Jacobson ; René Buonocore.

• From Portuguese : Guilherme Altmayer ; René Buonocore ; Thalyson P.
• From Polish : Jerzy Szczesny.
• From Russian : Vassily Klimentov.
• From German (or Swiss German) : Jürg Koller ; Meinrad Furrer ; Martin Zimper ; Michael Brinkschröeder ; Luis Chumacero

• From Arabic : Hady ElHady ; Abbas Saad.
• From Hebrew : Benny and Irit Ziffer
• From Japanese : Julia Mitsubizaya ; Jonas Pulver ; Mitsuki Matsuda.

LAWYERS

Me William Bourdon is the lawyer of F. Martel and the coordinator of the lawyer consortium team :

• France : Me Appoline Cagnat (Bourdon & Associés)
• Italy : Me Massimiliano Magistretti
• US : Scott R. Willson, Esq.
• UK : Me Maya Abu-Deeb (Bloomsbury) & Me Felicity McMahon (5RB’s cabinet)
• Spain : Me Juan Garcés (lawyer of the writer) ; Me Isabel Elbal and Me Gonzalo Boy (Boyé-Elbal & Asociados) for Roca Editorial• Chile : Me Juan Pablo Hermosilla
• Mexique : Me Antonio Martinez
• Brazil : Teixeira, Martins & Advogados
• Switzerland : Me Jürg Koller
• Germany : Me Sergey Lagodinsky
• Poland : Me Jacek Oleszezyk
• Special thanks : Valérie Robe (Robert Laffont)