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Friday, March 05, 2010

Interracial gay sex in the Vatican

Good thing that there aren't any gay priests being formed in the Church. Otherwise people might get suspicious:
One of Pope Benedict's ceremonial ushers and a member of an elite choir in St Peter's Basilica have been implicated in a gay prostitution ring, in the latest sexual scandal to taint the Vatican.

Ghinedu Ehiem, a Nigerian, was dismissed by the Vatican on Wednesday from the Giulia Choir after his name appeared in transcripts of police wiretaps, published by an Italian newspaper, in an unrelated Italian investigation.
It gets better:
Among four people arrested last month in the corruption probe was Angelo Balducci, a engineer who is a board member of Italy's public works department and a construction consultant to the Vatican. Balducci was arrested on corruption charges and the allegations of prostitution emerged only later.

Balducci is also a member of an elite group called "Gentlemen of His Holiness," ushers who are called to serve in the Vatican's Apostolic Palace on major occasions such as when the pope receives heads of state or presides at big events.
And better:
"Gentlemen of His Holiness" carried the coffin of the late Pope John Paul at his funeral in 2005.
John Paul II would be rolling in his grave. I mean, it would have been one thing if they had followed in his beloved Marcial Maciel's footsteps, but these were sinful adults!

And now our cup runneth over.
Wiretap transcripts published by La Repubblica showed that among the men Ehiem allegedly procured for Balducci were seminarians. In one, Balducci is quoted as asking Ehiem: "At what time does he have to return to the seminary?"
The important thing for the faithful, however, given Benedict's Instruction banning all gay men from Catholic seminaries, is that these nubile soon-to-be-priests are by definition not gay.

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