Is Pope Francis Going After the Vatican’s ‘Gay Lobby’?

Source: The Daily Beast.

So, it seems there really are gay priests in the upper echelons of the Vatican hierarchy. At least that’s what Pope Francis reportedly told a group of Latin American prelates in a private audience June 6.

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Pope Francis presides over a meeting at the Vatican on May 23. (Gregorio Borgia/AP)

 

The remarks, which were made off-the-cuff and were not meant for the general public, were first published Tuesday in Spanish on the Chilean website Reflexión y Liberación, sourced to the participants in the audience who allegedly spilled the beans on the pope’s address. The comments were then translated and published in English on Rorate Caeli, a popular blog among the religious set. “In the Curia there are holy people, truly holy people,” Francis reportedly told the Latin American delegation. “But there is also a current of corruption, also there is, it is true … They speak of a ‘gay lobby,’ and that is true, it is there.”

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