He was questioned about reports earlier this month, in which an unidentified member of the Swiss Guard had claimed that he had been the target of sexual advances made by a number of officials of the Roman Curia. For all current news, visit our News home page. All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a current donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work , and Sound Off! Could this be what the woman Bishop Sheen converted was speaking of?
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Naked but for the towel around his waist, a man of a certain age sat by himself, bent slightly forward as if praying, in a corner of the sauna at a gym in central Rome. I had not met this man before, but as I entered the sauna, I thought I recognized him from photographs. My friends told me that this priest was gay, politically savvy, and well connected to the gay Church hierarchy in Rome. Yet as I looked at the man more closely, I saw that it was definitely him.
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He speaks three official Swiss languages and enjoys travelling the country and practising them, above all in pubs, restaurants and gelaterias. More about the author English Department. That, at least, is the official Vatican version of events. It concluded that Tornay had acted in a moment of rage because he had been denied military decoration.
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.