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Report: 'Gay Lobby' Within Vatican Influenced Pope's Resignation

Pope Benedict's dismay at an internal report on "various lobbies, including a gay lobby," exercising "inappropriate influence" within the Vatican, influenced his resignation, according to La Repubblica via the Irish Times:

BenedictThe newspaper suggests that such was Benedict’s dismay when presented with the details of the report on December 17th that it hardened his long-meditated decision to resign. The internal report prepared by Cardinals Julian Herranz, Josef Tomko and Salvatore De Giorgi had been commissioned by Benedict himself...

...In this morning's article, it is claimed that the cardinals reported that various lobbies within the Holy See were consistently breaking the sixth and seventh commandments, namely "thou shalt not steal" and "thou shalt not commit adultery".

The "stealing" was in particular related to the Vatican Bank, IOR, whilst the sexual offences were related to the influence of an active gay lobby within the Vatican.

Past reports begin to make sense in light of the news:

La Repubblica claims the cardinals' 300 page report speaks of "Impropriam Influentiam" on the part of various lobbies, some of them of a "worldly nature", reflecting an "outside influence". The Rome daily recalls the figure of papal gentleman, Angelo Balducci, accused three years ago of being a member of a gay ring active within the Vatican and involving choristers and seminarians.

Do you think the Vatican's gay lobby was responsible for this?

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  1. By the definition of the term 'adultery', unmarried gay men can NOT commit adultery with one another. They may violate their vow of celibacy, but that is not the same thing as adultery. This is just further evidence of the catholic church's dishonesty, hypocrisy and intentional obfuscation.

    Posted by: Adult Sex Does Not Equal 'Adultery'. | Feb 21, 2013 4:38:55 PM


  2. Because if there's anything Benedict XVI is sensitive to, it's the opinion of the "gay lobby."

    Posted by: JamesInCA | Feb 21, 2013 7:48:56 PM


  3. "The new Pope must save the Catholic Church from waning influence amid the evils of modern society."
    said Cardinal Pell of Australia. We are not doing well because the evil gays and disobedient women are undermining the Church. The "gay lobby" is as bad as the Jews in Nazi Germany.

    Posted by: simon | Feb 21, 2013 9:20:40 PM


  4. The "gay lobby" was committing the sin of "adultery?" That's ridiculous. If you're not married, you cannot commit adultery. Fornication maybe, but there is no Commandment "Thou shalt not fornicate." Unless, like the nuns, they think they're married to God. In which case, how gay is that?! ;-)

    Posted by: Jimcracky | Apr 27, 2013 12:36:48 PM


  5. The so-called gay lobby in the Vatican hated Benedict's hunky secretary - they were so jealous of his position that they threatened to leak the video of Benedict lollipopping Georg Gaenswein's juicy weener if Benedict didn't kick him out. Well, guess what bitches, if it's between the papal throne or Gorgeous Georg, Georg wins hands down!

    Posted by: Manny Espinola | Jun 14, 2013 8:41:03 PM


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