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The special “Secrets of the Vatican,” from PBS Frontline/BBC can be seen this week> The story features Milwaukee survivors and the Survivors and Clergy Leadership Alliance (SCLA).

The Frontline documentary, “Secrets of the Vatican: Inside the Scandals that Rocked Benedict’s Papacy” by award winning British filmmaker Antony Thomas will be airing across the US. A year in the making, a section of the film will explore the struggle of survivors in Milwaukee and the financial dealings of the archdiocese.

Included in the film is Monica Barrett of the Survivors and Clergy Alliance (SCLA). Filmmaker Thomas was in Milwaukee filming for several days last fall, interviewing clergy and survivors from the group, as well as the group itself. Thomas other current film, “Questioning Darwin”, is now running on HBO.

For a full description of the film, the trailer, and local PBS broadcast dates. The film airs Tuesday, February 25 at 8:00 p.m. in Milwaukee.

“Secrets of the Vatican” is only one of three films airing worldwide in the upcoming weeks that includes interviews with Milwaukee survivors. On March 9, Al Jazeera America is airing a film that will then run in Italy and across Europe on the worldwide financial dealings of the Catholic Church. On April 1st French television is airing a documentary on the first year of Pope Francis that also features the Milwaukee Survivors and Clergy Leadership Alliance (SCLA).  All will likely be available at some point online.

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