Convicted Pedophile Priest Claims the Vatican Had a Rentboy Ring
Hold on to your rosaries, this is going to get ugly. Don Patrizio Poggi, a parish priest in Rome who served five years for sexually abusing teenage boys, has filed a complaint with Italian police alleging the existence of a Vatican "rent boy" ring.
According to The Times of London, Poggi claims that a former officer of the Carabinieri, Italy's military police, served as the pimp:
The former Carabinieri police officer pulled up outside a bar known as Twink — slang for a gay youth — next to Rome’s central station. He was driving a Fiat Panda marked “Emergency Blood” so he could easily park. There, he picked up Romanian immigrant “rent-boys”, some underage, for gay encounters with Catholic priests around Rome.
While Poggi's accusation sound like a deeply twisted Stefon sketch, the Times says his allegations "gained some credibility from the fact that he was accompanied by Monsignor Luca Lorusso, an adviser to the Papal Nuncio to Italy, who is himself a confidante of Pope Francis.
Cardinal Agostino Vallini, head of the Catholic Vicariate of Rome, dismissed Poggi's accusations as slander, "motivated perhaps by a spirit of revenge or personal resentment." However, Poggi maintains that he came forward to report an abuse of power:
“The hiring of the boys by the three took place essentially by using their desperation and the lack of means of support that characterised their social condition,” he charged.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||07/01/2013|
So they're males with sex drives? How shocking.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||06/28/2013|
If the rent boys were over 18 color me incredulous !!!
|by Anonymous||reply 3||06/28/2013|
Well, shave my ass and sit me in gin.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||06/28/2013|
Why are Priests always attracted to young twink types, don't they ever go for muscle guys?
|by Anonymous||reply 6||06/28/2013|
I don't think it's a preference issue, R6. Altar boys and eighth graders tend to be what's available.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||06/28/2013|
"known as Twink — slang for a gay youth"
I love how the article has to decode these things for the Kansans.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||06/28/2013|
They apparently found their trade on Rent_n_RepentBoys.com.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||07/01/2013|
Knew about this in sex recovery rooms in NYC. Gay gay gay priests attended in civvies, dished about Cardinals, Vatican culture.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||07/01/2013|
I was fucked once by a priest in the French Quarter, I liked it.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||07/01/2013|
Often wondered what went on with Cardinal Spellman and the boys. He was well known for chasing the twinks.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||07/01/2013|
[quote]Don Patrizio Poggi, a parish priest in Rome who served five years for sexually abusing teenage boys
[quote]However, Poggi maintains that he came forward to report an abuse of power
I totally believe his story but it's cynical that this shit fucked (desperate) teenage boys and is claiming that he only came forward because "an abuse of power" bothered him.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||07/01/2013|
Another one that believes his story.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||07/01/2013|
[quote]Often wondered what went on with Cardinal Spellman and the boys. He was well known for chasing the twinks.
Not true. He was interested in guys in Broadway musicals - beyond the twink stage.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||07/01/2013|