Skip to comments.Report: Pope Francis Appointee Has History of Gay Affairs (Ricca)
Posted on 07/21/2013 9:32:16 PM PDT by haffast
Depending on whom you ask, its either the infamous gay lobby scrubbing the personnel records of a misbehaving priest to protect one of their own, or its opponents of Pope Francis efforts at reform who may or may not be members of the infamous gay lobby whipping up falsehoods about a priest who only wants to help Francis hose out dirty dealing from the Institute for Works of Religion, aka the Vatican bank.
Both options are unsavory, and neither one bodes well for the 76-year-old Argentinian-born popes aim of stamping out corruption in the heart of the Roman Catholic Church or for the Churchs ongoing troubles with dishonorable and dishonest priests who neither take seriously its moral teachings nor their sacred vows.
On July 18, Sandro Magister, a longtime, respected reporter on Vatican issues, published a piece in the weekly LEspresso magazine, titled The Prelate of the Gay Lobby.
In it, he claimed that 57-year-old Monsignor Battista Ricca, a veteran Vatican diplomat recently appointed by Pope Francis to serve as his representative, or prelate, at the Vatican bank, has long been living a not-very-secret double life.
According to Magister, Ricca was serving in Bern, Switzerland, when he met Patrick Haari, a captain of the Swiss army (NOT a member of the Vaticans Swiss Guard, as has been widely reported). The article states Ricca brought Haari with him when he was sent to Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1999, where they carried on a rather public relationship, during which Ricca secured a job for Haari.
Magister reports that Riccas conduct scandalized religious and laity in Uruguay, and that a new papal nuncio (the head of a diplomatic mission of the Holy See), Janusz Bolonek of Poland, unsuccessfully tried to eject Haari.
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Well he doesnt have a lot of room for manoeuvre.
This is an interesting article on the whole thing
Every Priest I ever met was gay