Saturday, July 8, 2017

Secrets of the Vatican

PBS had a documentary by that title a while back that asserted that much of the Vatican's clergy were gay with frequent priestly orgies.  7/7/17 Daily Beast:
The fed-up neighbors were simply sick of what they described as a “steady stream of young men” who frequented Ratzinger’s former apartment, which had been given to Monsignor Luigi Capozzi, the secretary for Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio, who heads the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, which busies itself with deciphering and clarifying various points of canon law. So they called the cops, in this case the Vatican’s elite Swiss Guard gendarmerie unit, when the noise and movida nightlife just got to be too much.
The Vatican police showed up to find an orgy in progress, with an untold number of naked men allegedly writhing around the floor with Capozzi and his cohorts, who were apparently under the influence of hard drugs according to the Italian newspaper Il Fatto Quotidiano which broke the story that a host of Italian and international media have since picked up.
Unfortunately this is not just a Church hierarchy issue.  Catholic priests in the U.S. have very high rates of AIDS (doubtless the result of blood transfusions :-)).  I suspect the celibacy requirement (which is only a few centuries old) either attracts people with serious sexual confusion, or encourages release in ways that the Church does not approve of.

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