The whole world is talking about it. Indeed, Martel had just returned to Paris from a two-day promotional tour in Spain and has been invited to appear on just about every possible television program. The Times of London has just published a long, complimentary review by a professor of religious studies from Oxford. An entire generation of boys endured that abuse, with the knowledge of the parents and of the cardinal of Lyon.
2010 Vatican employee sex scandal
Bombshell Book Claims 80% of Vatican Prelates Are Gay
With an area of about acres and a population of around 1, people, Vatican City is the smallest country in the world, contained fully inside the city of Rome, but its small physical size belies its somewhat outsized influence and power. As the home of the Holy See, the jurisdiction of the pope, Vatican City is the center of leadership for the Catholic Church, the world's oldest and largest continuously operating religious institution. As the home of St. It's kind of a big deal. And as the heart of the world's largest religious denomination, it's theoretically a sacred and holy place, where, like, God is present and stuff.
Sex Parties, Drugs and Gay Escorts at the Pope's Residence: Undercover in the Vatican
We have no reliable figures on just how many priests in the Catholic Church are gay. The Vatican has conducted many studies on its own clergy but never on this subject. The consensus in my own research over the past few months converged on around 30 to 40 percent among parish priests and considerably more than that — as many as 60 percent or higher — among religious orders like the Franciscans or the Jesuits.
Yet the extent of the properties held by the Vatican are still eye-watering, while the management of one particular London development sparked a major scandal in the heart of the Catholic Church. The investments date back to , when the Vatican City State was founded as an independent territory in a deal with Italy that included compensation for lands seized from the former Papal States. Among the church assets taken was the huge Quirinale palace, once home to 30 popes but now the residency of the Italian president.