The Polish film "Kler" (The Clergy) has aroused passionate debate in the deeply religious country, winning awards but also triggering calls for it to be banned.
"Those who hold the homeland in their heart, who love God and Poland, must clearly say "No" to the destruction of our nation's values," said an association of Catholic journalists that wants the film about child abuse, clerical corruption and burn-out to be pulled from almost 500 movie theatres.
Directed by Wojciech Smarzowski and filmed in the Czech Republic, "The Clergy" was shown last week at the Gdynia film festival, where it won prizes from both journalists and the public....
....And before the Polish movie there was an American one
Riley Stuart wrote: ...When Philip Wilson, the Catholic Archbishop of Adelaide, was found guilty of covering up child sexual abuse, reverberations from the landmark ruling made it all the way to Boston.
Although Professor Robinson â€” a Pulitzer Prize-winner and veteran newspaperman â€” deflects much of the credit, he began writing this story 16 years ago.
Professor Robinson ran Boston Globe's "Spotlight Team" in the early 2000s and its investigation into child sexual abuse within the Catholic Church.
Their ground-breaking reporting was turned into the 2015 feature film Spotlight, which won an Academy Award for best picture that year.
The 72-year-old remains the paper's editor-at-large and, after making a career out of putting the church under a microscope, followed yesterday's decision from the other side of the world....
excerpt from, "Guilty verdict for Archbishop Philip Wilson 'almost unheard of', says Spotlight investigator"