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Vatican Gay Sex Scandal Linked To Pope’s Resignation, Italian Newspaper Reports

Could a Vatican gay sex scandal be at the heart of the Pope’s historic resignation — the first such a circumstance in over 700 years?

Since the shocking news Pope Benedict was stepping down rocked the Roman Catholic world, suspicion that a looming, larger story was imminently to be discovered proliferated. But the potential Vatican gay sex scandal is a new theory, one posited in an explosive piece published in one of Italy’s newspapers today.

The possible Vatican gay sex scandal comes via Andrew Sullivan as posted in The Guardian, a UK paper which translated the report in its original Italian. What is suggested about the Vatican gay cabal sounds like the makings of an airport novel, and the British paper relays:

“A potentially explosive report has linked the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI to the discovery of a network of gay prelates in the Vatican, some of whom – the report said – were being blackmailed by outsiders. The pope’s spokesman declined to confirm or deny the report, which was carried by the Italian daily newspaper La Repubblica.”

The report suggesting a Vatican gay scandal continues:

“The paper said the pope had taken the decision on 17 December that he was going to resign – the day he received a dossier compiled by three cardinals delegated to look into the so-called “Vatileaks” affair … The newspaper said the cardinals described a number of factions, including one whose members were ‘united by sexual orientation.’ “

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