Vatican Gay Priest Network Linked To Pope’s Resignation

Second Vatican Council by Lothar Wolleh 008More and more intrigue plagues the Vatican since the shock resignation of Pope Benedict. John Hooper reports on the discovery of ‘blackmailed gay clergy’ in the Guardian:

A potentially explosive report has linked the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI to the discovery of a network of gay prelates in the Vatican, some of whom – the report said – were being blackmailed by outsiders.

The pope’s spokesman declined to confirm or deny the report, which was carried by the Italian daily newspaper La Repubblica.

The paper said the pope had taken the decision on 17 December that he was going to resign – the day he received a dossier compiled by three cardinals delegated to look into the so-called “Vatileaks” affair.

Last May Pope Benedict’s butler, Paolo Gabriele, was arrested and charged with having stolen and leaked papal correspondence that depicted the Vatican as a seething hotbed of intrigue and infighting.

According to La Repubblica, the dossier comprising “two volumes of almost 300 pages – bound in red” had been consigned to a safe in the papal apartments and would be delivered to the pope’s successor upon his election.

The newspaper said the cardinals described a number of factions, including one whose members were “united by sexual orientation”.

In an apparent quotation from the report, La Repubblica said some Vatican officials had been subject to “external influence” from laymen with whom they had links of a “worldly nature”. The paper said this was a clear reference to blackmail…

[continues in the Guardian]


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4 Comments on "Vatican Gay Priest Network Linked To Pope’s Resignation"

  1. Rex Vestri | Feb 22, 2013 at 2:42 pm |


  2. BuzzCoastin | Feb 22, 2013 at 7:03 pm |

    hard to believe a story about gay Roman Catholic clergy
    actually passes as news
    the only people who don’t know the RC clergy is mostly gay
    are faithfully observing Roman Catholics
    who like to pretend men wearing dresses are straight & godly

  3. I hate how america just classifies all priests as gay child molesters but if they got proof then I guess that they are….

  4. Carl Miller | Feb 23, 2013 at 10:46 pm |

    This vile cult needs to be closed down. Enough is enough!

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