Prelate’s “gay romance” with Swiss guard shocks Vatican.
The Vatican’s “gay lobby” was back in the headlines on Friday after the alleged exposure of a homosexual prelate appointed by Pope Francis to a key position at the Vatican bank.
The Italian weekly L’Espresso said prelate Battista Ricca had gay relationships during his time at the Vatican embassy of Montevideo in Uruguay as well as an affair with a Swiss guard which ultimately saw him sent back to Rome in disgrace.
Vatican expert for L’Espresso Sandro Magister said Ricca provided lodgings and a pay check for captain Patrick Haari in 1999 and was once left badly beaten after trawling notorious gay hangouts before his behaviour saw him transferred out of Montevideo in 2000.
He also allegedly got stuck in an elevator with a young gigolo he had invited to the embassy for the night, and had to be rescued.
An internal bid to protect him and cover up the scandal meant Francis apparently had no idea about Ricca’s past before he appointed him as his personal representative at the scandal-hit bank this year.
Ricca went on from Montevideo to hold several prestigious positions in Rome, including the director of the Santa Martha residence where the pope lives.
“This allowed him to weave an intricate network of relationships with the highest levels of the Catholic hierarchy all over the world,” relationships which would help bury past allegations against him, Magister said.
He said the wiping of Ricca’s records was an example of a “gay lobby” at work in the Vatican.
Vatican spokesman Frederico Lombardi brushed off the story as “not credible” but the magazine insisted the allegations were confirmed by primary sources. It said “numerous bishops, priests, religious and laity” in Uruguay had testified against Ricca.
Many felt that Pope Emeritus was too soft on gay,s, walking around in his females garments and red shoes.
Now, it seems that Pope Francis also has fallen into one of the closets of the Vatican, full of hidden homosexual priests and bishops.
‘“Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable.
A Church who ban men from having natural sexual relations with a woman, will obviously attract men who desire sex with men, in the Bible explained to be homosexual perverts.
1 Timothy 4:1-3
The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron. They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth.
We can only feel pity for Roman Catholics, who stay put in this wicked and global, corrupt religious movement.
Their spiritual bondage to their own priesthood of Satan is difficult to break away from, But not impossible. During the Reformation, many hundred thousand Germans managed to escape. So can you, if you are willing to be persecuted. Your gain will be salvation and eternal life, a free gift from God, in Jesus the Messiah.
Written by Ivar