The recent revelations of corruption, sex and traffic influence at the Vatican that were released during this week by the Italian press, overshadows the Conclave to elect a new pope after Benedict’s XVI historic resignation.
The controversial information was published by the newspaper La Repubblica and Panorama magazine, it says the pope decided to resign after receiving a 300-page secret report, written by three elders and blameless cardinals. In the manuscript subjects like infighting for power and money, also mentions a system based on blackmail of internal sexual weaknesses, the called Vatican gay lobby.
The Pope’s spokesman, Federico Lombardi, said: “the items in the report are just fantasies, inventions and opinions.” He also said that the cardinals involved in the alleged scandal will not give interviews. The report that shook the Pope was titled “Do not commit adultery, nor steal, the commandments violated in the report that shook the Pope,” the Roman newspaper maintains that the old Spanish Cardinal, Julian Herranz, Opus Dei, was the one who presided the investigation and reported to the Pope about the most lurid of top secret report, which highlights the existence of a cross-linked network based on sexual orientation.
The daily La Repubblica said that for eight months the cardinals questioned many bishops, cardinals and laypeople. The congregation were divided by nationality and also reported the existence of pressure groups within the Vatican, including one speaks of an alleged blackmail of homosexuality.