Human frailty extends even to the Vatican. But, we’re all imperfect and can easily fall into immoral behavior if we’re not mindful of where the boundaries are between righteousness and sin.
The Pope's resignation has been linked to a secret dossier from three cardinals claiming a 'gay network' inside the Vatican, it emerged today.
They uncovered an underground network of senior clergy who have organized gayhomosexual parties and faced blackmail, according the Italian newspaper La Repubblica.
The paper claims the explosive allegations were made in a report into the so-called 'Vatileaks' scandal which was presented to the Pontiff on or around December 17.
Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi has refused to confirm or deny the details of the report which came in two volumes, 'hard-bound in red' with the title 'pontifical secret.'
It was compiled by Spanish cardinal, Julián Herranz; Cardinal Salvatore De Giorgi, a former archbishop of Palermo; and the Slovak cardinal Jozef Tomko.
They launched the probe after the Pope's butler, Paolo Gabriele, was arrested and charged with stealing and leaking papal correspondence revealing how the Vatican was a centre of intrigue and infighting.
Now La Repubblica claims Pope Benedict XVI quit because he could not face the repercussions of dealing with the 300-page dossier - the first Pontiff to resign in 700 years.
The paper says that the investigation alleges a gay lobby exists within the Church, and has some sort of control on the careers of those in the Vatican.