Behind the Wall
Sodalitium Christiane Vitae, an ultraconservative Catholic organization also known as the Sodalicio, was founded in 1971, in Peru. Its mission was to train disciplined young people, with military rigor, almost monks. But the order, discipline and ideology of Sodalico hid many secrets. What happened inside its walls?
You can read a Spanish transcript of the episode, it’s useful if you’re learning the language with this podcast. You can also play this video, where you can listen to the story and read the transcript at the same time.
Or you can also read an English translation.
Do you want to learn more about the abuses inside Sodalitium? Here are some important links:
–These columns written by former Sodalitium member José Enrique Escardó Steck for Gente magazine in 2000. Escardó was the first person to denounce physical and psychological abuses in Peruvian media.
-The blog Las Líneas Torcidas by Martín Scheuch, another former member of Sodalitium. Scheuch has been writing about Sodalitium for years.
–La voz a ti debida, a column by Pedro Salinas in La Mula, where he comments and reports on the latest developments around Sodalitium and other related issues.