Who’s ready for some Vatican silence on this one? From RT.com:
A dossier, which purports to expose the double life of 34 Italian priests, has been submitted to the Vatican by the Archdiocese of Naples. The lawyer-turned-gay escort who compiled the list claims the clerics were all gay.
In the latest scandal to rock the Catholic church, 34 priests and six seminarians were identified as homosexuals in an explosive dossier. Francesco Mangiacapra, who submitted the evidence, consisting of screenshots of chats on gay dating app Grindr, Telegram, Facebook and WhatsApp, said that he wanted to shed light on the hypocrisy of the members of the clergy and the impunity they feel within the Catholic church.
"The aim is not to hurt the people mentioned, but to help them understand that their double life, however seemingly convenient, is not useful to them or to all the people for whom they should be a guide and an example to follow,”Mangiacapra said, as cited by the Corriere della Sera.
According to Mangiacapra, none of the outed priests are suspected of pedophilia or any sexual offenses. What they are being accused of are “not crimes, but sins.”
Mangiacapra, who worked as a lawyer before becoming a self-proclaimed “gigolo” submitted the list with the names and the accompanied proof to the archdiocese of Naples late February, noting that although it was signed in his name the draft has been circulating on the web for some time.
Commenting on the files received, the head of the archdiocese, Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe said that he decided to transfer the documents to the competent Vatican authorities, as, “there remains the gravity of the cases for which those who have erred must pay the price, and be helped to repent for the harm done.” The priests that were mentioned, he added, belong to different parishes and none of them hail from Naples. Read more HERE
REMNANT COMMENT: The systemic scandal is now so out of control that one really can't blame the average Joe for simply heading for the exits. "Bless me, Father, for you have sinned. My last Confession is this one. See ya!"
The Catholic Church of Vatican II is a swamp in need of immediate draining, but with Francis at the helm there's no hope. After all, who's he to judge?