“Don’t tell anyone. They won’t believe you. I’m a priest.”
From Tuesday 17 March on the ABC, award-winning reporter Sarah Ferguson presents Revelation, a ground-breaking documentary series on the criminal priests and brothers of the Catholic Church, their crimes laid bare for the first time in their own words.
In a series of television firsts, Revelation features interviews with two of Australia’s worst serial paedophiles – an ordained priest and a religious brother – and takes cameras into court to follow the drama of their criminal trials.
Ferguson’s compelling interviews are the first insiders’ accounts of the system of protection and cover-up that allowed its members to get away with such heinous crimes for so long.
“There was always a voice we didn’t hear in this unfolding story, that of the priests and brothers themselves. It drove me to seek out the perpetrators. I met a challenge unlike any I have ever come across, in bristling encounters where I had to fight for the truth with men still conditioned to protect the church.” Sarah Ferguson
Follow Ferguson into a maximum-security prison to meet the most notorious member of one of the most notorious religious orders. Join her as she travels to Ireland and the Vatican to ask senior church figures to explain the evil in their midst.
The unmissable final chapter airing on Tuesday 31 March is a cinematic, feature-length event, transporting you to the heart of power in the global Catholic church. This is the story of a man who has kept a shocking secret for decades. Until now.
Revelation is a three-part documentary series airing weekly from Tuesday 17 March at 8:30pm on ABC TV and iview.
Revelation is an In Films production for the ABC. Major production investment from Screen Australia, in association with Screen NSW. ABC Commercial holds worldwide distribution rights.
ABC Press Release here