It turns out that rumours about a gay prostitution ring operating in the Vatican were unsubstantiated. However, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t serious problems there. As Pope Francis himself admitted, there is indeed a gay lobby operating in the Vatican. A few weeks ago we also learned of a hookup website for gay priests in the Vatican that has been operating for months. So while the specific details of the prostitution ring were false, the problem of gay priests having casual sex is appears to be very real.
According to some commentators, the number of gay priests is so high that if they were all purged the Church would be crippled. We don’t have any stats to substantiate that claim, but it might help explain why the Vatican has been relative slow in dealing with the issue.
Please pray that Pope Francis will find a way to fix this problem.