Monday, October 22, 2007

Bringing down the house

~from CWN

An Italian priest who was suspended from his post in the Roman Curia last week has claimed that he has a list of active homosexuals working at the Vatican.

Msgr. Tommaso Stenico was removed from his duties at the Congregation for Clergy after the Italian La7 television network showed a videotape in which he propositioned a young man. Although the priest’s face was obscured in the video, Vatican officials were able to identify his voice and his office, in which the video was surreptitiously recorded.

Msgr. Stenico did not deny that he was the priest caught on the videotape. He offered the claim that he was investigating the influence of a homosexual network around the Vatican.

Now, in a conversation with Italy’s Panorama magazine, the disgraced cleric has pushed his claim further, saying that he has a “dossier” on the homosexual network and the priests involved. That information, he said, should make the Vatican “tremble.”

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