Michael Crawford

Will Suspended Priest Release Names of Vatican Gays?

Filed By Michael Crawford | October 20, 2007 3:05 PM | comments

Filed in: Living
Tags: gay priests, LGBT, outting, Vatican

The Vatican priest who was recently suspended after being secretly taped coming on to a young man reportedly has a list of gay clerics who work in the Vatican and is threatening to release the names:

Father Tommaso Stenico (60) had "a detailed dossier" of all the homosexual clerics at Vatican "with a list of names and circumstances implicating a certain number of priests and even bishops working at the Curia", Ignazio Ingrao, reporter for the conservative news weekly said.

Stenico also sent his superior Cardinal Claudio Hummes a report denouncing the moral degradation within the Curia, which could make the Vatican "tremble", Ingrao said.

According to Panorama, Stenico, who also worked for a Catholic television station Telepace and owns a white BMW car, also drew up the list out of resentment at having waited so long to be named a bishop.

A hidden camera in his office showed the priest, who worked in a Vatican department managing the 400 000 Roman Catholic priests around the world, declaring himself an "active homosexual" and making sexual advances to a young man.

On October 1, Italian television station La7 aired footage from the encounter showing the two men with their faces blurred. — AFP.

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Brynn Craffey Brynn Craffey | October 20, 2007 5:33 PM

Hope he does it!! I'd love for the hypocrisy within the ranks of the vatican to be exposed!

Don Sherfick Don Sherfick | October 20, 2007 6:13 PM

Calling BlogActive proprieter and fellow Bilerico contributor Mike Rogers......the seven hills of Rome are beckoning......an ideal location for your European office. Get there before NBC gets the story first. At least if a Clerical Craig-like story develops, Matt Lauer won't have a wife to interview.

How much you wanna bet that this will go away quietly after the priest turns up dead or quite a bit richer?