The Church: Code of Silence
Prix Europa for the Best European TV Current Affairs 2017
and Cinema Verite Iran International Documentary Film Festival, Tehran

A film by Martin Boudot
First broadcast March 21st, 2017 on France 2

Secret internal documents reveal how Church officials protect priests accused of pedophilia by moving them from country to country, sometimes as far away as Africa. They call it ‘the geographical solution’. Even Pope Francis is implicated. When he was bishop of Buenos Aires, he tried to influence the Argentinean justice system in order to protect a convicted priest. From Cameroon to Argentina, America to France and Italy, this investigation traces the transfers of pedophile priests.