Explosive new book lifts lid on gay priests in the Vatican
The book, â€śIn the Closet of the Vaticanâ€ť, written by French sociologist and journalist Frederic Martel, reports that around 80 per cent of clerics working in the Roman Curia are gay â€“ although not necessarily sexually active â€“ and details how they adhere to an unspoken code of the â€śclosetâ€ť.
After four years of gathering material which took him across the world Martel, a non-believer who is openly gay, spent around a week a month in Rome, sometimes staying in residences inside the Vatican or on Holy See property. He claims to have completed 1,500 interviews with 41 cardinals, 52 bishops and monsignors, 45 papal ambassadors or diplomatic officials, 11 Swiss guards and more than 200 priests and seminarians. The book is due to be published on 21 February simultaneously in 8 languages across 20 countries and will hit stores as bishops from across the world gather to discuss how to respond to clerical...
If RCC clerics were as clean living as Mormon missionaries, it would make no difference - it is enough that their church teaches falsehoods. But these days, those impatient with doctrine, in the spirit of Kierkegaard, might hearken to salacious tales instead.