By Joe Tacopino. February 14, pm Updated February 14, pm. A large majority of priests in the Vatican are gay, although many are not sexually active, a new book claims. The author said he conducted 1, interviews with 41 cardinals, 52 bishops and monsignors, 45 papal ambassadors or diplomatic officials, 11 Swiss guards and more than priests and seminarians. Read Next.
The Vatican’s Secret Life
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Some of the most senior clerics in the Roman Catholic church who have vociferously attacked homosexuality are themselves gay, according to a book to be published next week. Eighty per cent of priests working at the Vatican are gay, although not necessarily sexually active, it is claimed in the book, In the Closet of the Vatican. It is being published in eight languages across 20 countries next Wednesday, coinciding with the opening day of a conference at the Vatican on sexual abuse, to which bishops from all over the world have been summoned. Martel, a former adviser to the French government, conducted 1, interviews while researching the book, including with 41 cardinals, 52 bishops and monsignors, 45 papal ambassadors or diplomatic officials, 11 Swiss guards and more than priests and seminarians, according to a report on the Catholic website the Tablet. The author found that some gay priests accepted their sexuality and a few maintained discreet relationships, but others sought high-risk casual encounters. Some were in denial about their sexuality.
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Gregory Greiten, a pastor at St. Bernadette Parish in the Milwaukee Archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church, has announced both to his congregation and to a nationwide audience that he is gay. A day later, Greiten announced it to the world in an article on the National Catholic Reporter.
The Rev. Gregory Greiten told his congregation Sunday, "I am Greg. I am a Roman Catholic priest. And, yes, I am gay! The priest in the Milwaukee Archdiocese serves as the pastor of St.