Four in five vatican priests are gay, book claims this article is more than 1 year old. French journalists book is a startling account of corruption and hypocrisy, publisher says. I have several questions about it - my first question focuses on the nature of its statehood. Pope francis, elected in 2013, has repeatedly spoken about the need for the catholic church to welcome and love all people regardless of sexual orientation. Speaking about gay people in 2013, he said, the key is for the church to welcome, not exclude, and show mercy, not condemnation. He said, if a person is gay and seeks god and has good will, who am i to judge? The problem, he continued, is not having this orientation. Top vatican official gay sex in vatican never been worse than under francis tue jul 11, 2017 - 331 pm est high ranking vatican prelate vincenzo paglia appears in an erotic net in his. Despite headlines about a powerful gay lobby within the vatican, and a new pope promising reform, the catholic churchs gay cardinals, monks, and other clergy inhabit a hidden netherworld. How gay is the vatican? An explosive book will be published next week claiming to expose the double lives of priests and cardinals and the deceit of the churchs condemnations of homosexuality. robin williams on the vatican and homosexuality life coach v. The legal code regarding lgbt rights in vatican city is based on the italian penal code of 1929, the time of the founding of the sovereign state of the vatican city. From 1929 to 2008, the vatican city automatically adopted most italian laws however, it was announced in late 2008 that the vatican would no longer automatically adopt new italian laws as its own. Ok, dont freak outbut yes, there is actually a gay tour of the vatican, or the vatican museums, that is even the new york times recently wrote a story about it. Our friends over at quiiky travel recently created this ground-breaking tour giving you all the gay (and hidden) insights into the gay culture of the vatican and the famous artists whose paintings fill its walls. Sex parties, drugs and gay escorts at the popes residence undercover in the vatican.