The existence of a Vatican prostitution ring, gay or otherwise, should not surprise anyone. All that is new, is its public exposure. I regret I do not have time to comment fully right now, as I must begin lunch preparations. For now, just read the story from the Guardian. I’ ll have more later – after my din-dins.
Vatican hit by gay sex scandal
The Vatican was today rocked by a sex scandal reaching into Pope Benedict’s household after a chorister was sacked for allegedly procuring male prostitutes for a papal gentleman-in-waiting.
Angelo Balducci, a Gentleman of His Holiness, was caught by police on a wiretap allegedly negotiating with Thomas Chinedu Ehiem, a 29-year-old Vatican chorister, over the specific physical details of men he wanted brought to him. Transcripts in the possession of the Guardian suggest that numerous men may have been procured for Balducci, at least one of whom was studying for the priesthood.
The explosive claims about Balducci’s private life have caused grave embarrassment to the Vatican, which has yet to publicly comment on the affair.
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