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According to several well-placed vaticanisti—or Vatican experts—in Rome, Benedict is resigning after being handed a secret red-covered dossier that included details about a network of gay priests who work inside the Vatican, but who play in secular Rome. The priests, it seems, are allegedly being blackmailed by a network of male prostitutes who worked at a sauna in Rome’s Quarto Miglio district, a health spa in the city center, and a private residence once entrusted to a prominent archbishop.
Revelations about the alleged network are the basis of a 300-page report supposedly delivered to Benedict on December 17 by Cardinals Julian Herranz, Joseph Tomko, and Salvatore De Giorgi. According to the press reports, it was on that day that Benedict XVI decided once and for all to retire, after toying with the idea for months. He reportedly closed the dossier and locked it away in the pontifical apartment safe to be handed to his successor to deal with.
Originally posted by Kandinsky
reply to post by sk0rpi0n
I think he probably quit because he was as 'old as dirt' as they say. Every Pope for the past 40-50 years has been aware of child-rapists and gay priests so a few playing 'dress-up and call me Mary' wouldn't be much of an issue. Also for a profession that wears robes, at what point do they become 'cross-dressing?'
I'm not attacking the Vatican or Roman Catholicism, just pointing out that once you've been complicit with Nazis and turned a blind eye to the rape of children, a few cross-dressers is just 'meh.' It's actually healthy by comparison.
edit on 23-2-2013 by Kandinsky because: (no reason given)