Around 80 percent of Vatican priests are homosexual, in response to a brand new book which particulars alleged secret relationships, male prostitutes and gorgeous hypocrisy from essentially the most anti-gay members of higher echelons of the Catholic Church.
French journalist Frederic Martel’s new book, ‘In the Closest of the Vatican,’ claims that the extra homophobic the priest, the extra probably they are to be homosexual.
While not all of the priests detailed within the 570-page book act on their sexual preferences, many are allegedly participating in relationships with their fellow fathers, whereas some desire informal hook ups and others are hiring male prostitutes, in accordance to the assessment in Catholic publication the Tablet.
Martel’s scandalous claims come after he spent 4 years interviewing over 1,500 individuals, together with 200 priests, 41 cardinals and 52 bishops, diplomatic officers, guards and others within the Vatican. Martel, who was a former adviser to the French authorities and is homosexual, repeatedly visited Rome the place he generally stayed within the Vatican or Holy See properties in Rome.
Martel’s publishers have described the book as a “startling account of corruption and hypocrisy at the heart of the Vatican.” One of the claims is that the late Colombian cardinal Alfonso López Trujillo used homosexual prostitutes, regardless of his staunch protection of the Church’s views on homosexuality.
The book is to be launched February 21, on the identical day as Pope Francis’ sexual abuse summit. While the book doesn’t concentrate on the Catholic Church’s issues with baby intercourse abuse, Martel thinks the secretive sexual tradition makes it troublesome for secretly homosexual priests to denounce abusers.“The issue of homosexuality is a very serious issue that must be adequately discerned from the beginning with the candidates [for the priesthood].” Pope Francis stated in December.