The Confessor - Daniel Silva Very good. But made me sad to realize the correlation between the Vatican's complacency (at the least!) during WWII & the Holocaust & today's Roman Catholics disillusionment with the Church. Their continuing denials & silence regarding the culpability & errors made during times of world crises, has created the cynicism of their followers. It is this continuing archaic stance on most modern "political" issues that's caused so many to turn away from the Church. The Vatican & Catholic church today are against so many things - birth control, women priests, gay rights, married clergy, abortion, sex education, etc - that as a Catholic, I don't know what they stand for anymore.