Pope’s “Gentleman” caught in gay prostitution ring

Timothy Kincaid

March 4th, 2010

pope eyesAngelo Balducci is a Papal Gentlemen, a ceremonial usher of the household of Pope Benedict XVI. He’s also corrupt and “intrinsically evil”.

During an investigation into Balducci’s taking of bribes for public works projects, another vice was discovered (Guardian):

The Vatican was today rocked by a sex scandal reaching into Pope Benedict’s household after a chorister was sacked for allegedly procuring male prostitutes for a papal gentleman-in-waiting.

Angelo Balducci, a Gentleman of His Holiness, was caught by police on a wiretap allegedly negotiating with Thomas Chinedu Ehiem, a 29-year-old Vatican chorister, over the specific physical details of men he wanted brought to him. Transcripts in the possession of the Guardian suggest that numerous men may have been procured for Balducci, at least one of whom was studying for the priesthood.

The very idea of homosexual prostitution in the Vatican make me… yawn.

Ephilei

March 4th, 2010

Shoot. For a second I thought this was about the Pope himself.

That makes me think. Statistically, won’t we soon have a gay, closeted pope? That pope would certainly be heterosexist, but wouldn’t the Church then have to admit that because all popes are good, that it is possible to be gay and good?

penguinsaur

March 4th, 2010

Papal Prostitution Rings? It’s like the Medici are running the Vatican again.

Ben in Oakland

March 4th, 2010

he has been described in several articles, without the slightest sense of irony, as a “LAY” attendant.

strike while the irony is hot.

Edwin

March 4th, 2010

That ought to knock the Popes red slippers right off!

Ray

March 4th, 2010

Intuition tells me we already have a gay, closeted Pope. Match that with a gay, closeted middle man “gentleman” who is the Pope’s assistant. Now add in the sell of public works projects by the middle man and consider that nothing happens around the Vatican without the Pope’s fingers in it.

How’s that for a conspiracy theory?

Rob

March 4th, 2010

Not surprised either. It’s a very old Vatican tradition.

John

March 4th, 2010

Swell. This is just fodder for those in the Church paranoid about gays in the ranks.

WMDKitty

March 4th, 2010

All I have to say is: “HA HA!”

Brieuse

March 4th, 2010

oh the hypocrisy

Lindoro Almaviva

March 4th, 2010

The very idea of homosexual prostitution in the Vatican make me… yawn.

I guarantee you the sounds would not be yawning if you ever get a hold of this guy that lives (or so he says) in the Holy city who gives, very willingly, peep shows to viewers around the world on cam4.

I have seen the good, and trust me, the sounds were now yawning.

Gueney

March 5th, 2010

…giggling at “the Pope’s fingers in it.”

At least we can say the vatican hasn’t changed since the early days!

Mortanius

March 5th, 2010

Why do Kathrine Kurtz’s Novels about the Deryni come to mind? Drink this the Deryni pass out and the humans are not effected….

William

March 5th, 2010

To be honest, I think that Signor Balducci is pretty small fry: after all, he’s a layman.

Far more damaging was the case of Monsignor Tommaso Stenico a few years ago:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article2658464.ece

paul j stein

March 5th, 2010

For a moment after His Holiness JohnPaul’s death I was worried about traditions being maintained by the current Pope. I for one am glad to see the Catholic church returning to it’s roots and basic traditions. If this keeps up I may return to regular church attendance.

Burr

March 12th, 2010

So the pope himself covers up for a pedophile, tells everyone to keep quiet about it.. basically endorses pedophilia as a result of his inaction.. and we’re the intrinsically evil and disordered ones?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100312/ap_on_re_eu/eu_church_abuse

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