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Thu Jul 6, 2017, 06:10 PM

 

Vatican police break up party at Cardinal's apartment.

Then this happened in Rome.

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Vatican police have reportedly raided a Vatican-owned apartment and arrested an aide to one of Pope Francis' key advisers.

Police in late June found widespread drug-use and men engaged in homosexual activity during the bust at the home owned by the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, according to Il Fatto Quotidiano, an Italian newspaper that first reported the incident. Among its duties, the congregation guides the Church's response to clerical sexual abuse cases.

Authorities reportedly arrested the secretary of Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio, who was an occupant of the apartment, but official charges in connection with the incident have not been reported. Coccopalmerio, who serves as president of the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts and leads interpretations of the laws of the Church, is said to have recommended his secretary for a promotion to bishop.

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My understanding is that the Pope wasn't too happy about this.

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Thu Jul 6, 2017, 07:04 PM

1. Honestly, none of this surprises me in the least.

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Sun Jul 9, 2017, 07:05 AM

2. You are right.

This is not surprising. The only thing that is surprising is that it is being reported. For centuries, the hierarchy of the Church has had a policy of "do as I tell you, not as I do". The rules were for the parishioners, not the priests. The priests and bishops were much too educated and learned to have to obey the many rules and regulations that the Laity had to.

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