Being Gay Still Not OK at Vatican
Posted on Oct 13, 2007
Given the Catholic Church’s record of dealing (or not) with homosexuality, especially within its upper ranks, it’s not particularly shocking that the Vatican suspended Monsignor Tomasso Stenico after he said he was gay on an Italian television show.
The prelate had been suspended pending further investigation, said Vatican spokesman Father Frederico Lombari.
He says he was interviewed “fraudulently” with a hidden camera and now denies his earlier statement.
In a letter published in an Italian online newspaper, Petrus, he writes: “I said I was homosexual in order to unmask those who really are.”