Skip to comments.Swiss Guard Claims Vatican Official Made Sexual Advances to Him
Posted on 01/06/2014 7:20:14 PM PST by marshmallow
Cardinals, bishops and other clergy made sexual advances towards a member of the Swiss Guard, it has been claimed A former Swiss Guard has claimed that he received sexual advances from cardinals, bishops and other clergy while serving in the elite corps, the Pope's personal bodyguard.
The ex-soldier claimed that he received 20 to 25 explicit sexual advances, including on one occasion from a cardinal who invited him up to his rooms in the Vatican.
The former Swiss Guard, who insisted on remaining anonymous, made the allegations to a Swiss newspaper, Schweiz am Sonntag, which published them on its front page on Sunday.
The unnamed soldier served in the Swiss Guard during the papacy of John Paul II, which lasted from 1978 until 2005, and it was not clear why he had only now decided to come forward with the claims.
"One night, sometime after midnight, I received a call on my mobile phone. The person on the other end said he was a cardinal and asked me to come to his room," he said.
The former Guard also claimed that he had received advances from a member of the Secretariat of State, one of the Vatican's most powerful departments.
The clergyman who approached him was later transferred from his post, the former soldier said.
He said that he reported the unsolicited attention to his superiors but was accused of misunderstanding conversations as a result of his purportedly poor Italian.
Urs Moser, a spokesman for the corps, told the Swiss paper: "Rumours of a gay network inside the Vatican are not our problem. Our men concern themselves purely with religious and military matters."
There have been long-standing suspicions that many Catholic clergy in the Vatican are gay, despite the Church's strict teaching that the act of homosexual sex is........
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Prove they didn't.
They have infected the Vatican. Needs a purge.
I always wondered why they had Swiss and not Italian guards.
I know the kings of France at one time had Scottish guards. I think other Kings had guards from other countries too.
Maybe from the memory of the praetorian guards killing the emperor so they wanted guards who had no personal axe to grind or use for that matter.
Oh my. Sounds like the media have officially released their new publication, "Vatican Hustler". Complete with "real" letters an' everything!
I guess catholic bashing is A-ok on this web site. It’s daily and constant!
Can it still be called 'Catholic bashing' when Catholics post it?
Oh! Really! You are delusional !
Seems so, doesn’t it? And it’s also apparent that no one’s familiar with what it takes to train and serve as a Swiss Guard. And, oddly, the “former Swiss Guard” remains nameless.
I'm not the one accusing Catholics of bashing themselves!
to me the guard sounds like a typical bitchy, aggrieved homosexual who may or may not have been propositioned at some point, but probably left his job (or was fired) for other reasons, and now wants to take down as many people and cause as big a stir as he can within the Church as revenge
Do they even get to carry guns? I know you always see them with those long intricate looking spear things. Sort of like what the Wicked Witch of the West’s guards carried.
it goes on and on and on and is PATHETIC....
Who would you rather have fighting on your behalf?
Swiss pikeman mercenaries were legendary heavy infantry hundreds of years ago.
The Swiss used to be famous as mercenaries.
You think we military oriented freepers don’t like learning about duty at the Vatican?
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