“Original Sin” by Gianluigi Nuzzi— Underage Gay Sex at the Vatican

Nuzzi, Gianluigi. “Original Sin”, 2017.

Underage Gay Sex at the Vatican

Amos Lassen

 Gianluigi Nuzzi, the journalist who was put on trial over the “Vatican Leaks” has written and published a new book that alleges Catholic sins at the Vatican. The book hit Italian bookstores on November 9 of this year.

The book reproduces documents from the Vatican’s scandal ridden bank showing multimillion-dollar accounts in the names of Popes Paul VI and John Paul II and their private secretaries. It also alleges that hidden powers in the Vatican were blocking the reforms of Pope Francis and his predecessor, Benedict XVI and looks deeply into the 1983 mystery of the disappearance of Emanuela Orlandi, the 15-year-old daughter of a Vatican employee.

The new claims about gay sex concern the Vatican’s St. Pius X pre-seminary for middle and high school students who are considering a possible vocation to the priesthood.

Nuzzi has reproduced a letter and testimony from a gay ex-seminarian who recounted how an adult, now a priest, used to come into his dorm room and had oral sex with his roommate.

The book reproduces a 2014 letter from the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith to the ex-seminarian, saying it had determined that no sexual abuse of a minor had occurred but that it was referring the case to the Vatican’s office for clergy.

Nuzzi told reporters Thursday that the roommate was indeed younger than 18 when the encounters began. Neither the roommate nor the priest were identified.

Nuzzi and fellow journalist Emmanuele Fittipaldi were put on trial in a Vatican court in 2015 after both published books based on leaked documents that exposed greed, mismanagement and corruption at the highest levels of the Catholic Church. In July 2016, after an eight-month trial, the Vatican’s criminal court declared that it had no jurisdiction to prosecute them. The court did, however, convicted two other people for conspiring to leak the documents, and absolved a third.

A top church official revealed gay sex within the Vatican has ‘never been worse.’ According to the National Catholic Register, this has been happening since the start of Pope Francis’s term as Pope began in 2012. He also reports a ‘huge homosexual underground in the Church.’

Friar Dariusz Oko discovered the underground community in 2013 and said back then that they know well, however, that this might be exposed and embarrassed and the participants shield one another by offering mutual support. They build informal relationships and aim at holding particularly those positions in the Church which offer power and money. This year police broke up an alleged gay orgy  in the apartment of a Vatican cardinal.

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