Some of the most senior clerics in the Roman Catholic church who have vociferously attacked homosexuality are themselves gay, according to a book to be published next week. Eighty per cent of priests working at the Vatican are gay, although not necessarily sexually active, it is claimed in the book, In the Closet of the Vatican. It is being published in eight languages across 20 countries next Wednesday, coinciding with the opening day of a conference at the Vatican on sexual abuse, to which bishops from all over the world have been summoned. Martel, a former adviser to the French government, conducted 1, interviews while researching the book, including with 41 cardinals, 52 bishops and monsignors, 45 papal ambassadors or diplomatic officials, 11 Swiss guards and more than priests and seminarians, according to a report on the Catholic website the Tablet.
Four in five Vatican priests are gay, book claims
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Tom Gjelten. Pope Francis has summoned church leaders from around the world to the Vatican in February to address the continuing clergy sex abuse crisis. Some bishops say the abuse is due to gay priests within the church. The uproar over clergy sex abuse in the Catholic church is no longer just about sex abuse. It now touches on Catholic teaching about sexuality in general and even on Pope Francis himself, his agenda, and the future of his papacy.
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Jump to navigation. C oronavirus: One Year Later. Pope Francis, who made headlines in the first months of his papacy by responding, "Who am I to judge? The decree, issued by the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on March 15, states , "It is not licit to impart a blessing on relationships, or partnerships, even stable, that involve sexual activity outside of marriage. For some, the new decree may result in whiplash, coming less than five months after the pope made headlines in a documentary film for once more affirming his support of civil union laws for same-sex couples.