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Vatican Cardinal’s Secretary Arrested for Hosting 'Cocaine Fueled' Homosexual Orgy Near St. Peter’s

Theresa Smith
By Theresa Smith | July 12, 2017 | 7:08 PM EDT

Monsignor Luigi Capozzi

Monsignor Luigi Capozzi, secretary of a high-ranked Vatican cardinal, was arrested two months ago for hosting a “cocaine fueled homosexual orgy in a building right next to St. Peter’s Basilica,” according to a LifeSiteNews report. The police in Rome only recently disclosed details about the arrest.

The National Catholic Register (NCR) reported on July 8 that the Vatican has remained silent about this incident, refusing to confirm or comment on the story, which originally broke on June 28 in the Italian newspaper Il Fatto Quotidiano.

Vatican police reportedly caught Capozzi after the building’s residents complained of loud noises and visitors. “The building is currently being used by various high-ranking churchmen, including prefects, presidents, and secretaries to the Roman Curia,” reported LifeSiteNews.

The monsignor had been transporting cocaine for months by smuggling it in a car bearing Pontifical license plates and thus immune from being searched, the news service said.

Capozzi was high on the drug when the police arrived, and was taken to hospital for treatment.

When the NCR contacted the Vatican police, the secretary said they could not make a statement, but also stated that the story is “seriously lacking in truth.”

Vatican spokesman Greg Burke would not confirm the story, and remained silent when NCR asked him to confirm all or parts of the story.

Contacted on his cellphone, Capozzi told NCR, “Look, I cannot talk,” and hung up.

The NCR reported that a “reliable senior member of the curia” has heard from “multiple sources” that the story is true. This curia member also told NCR that homosexuality in the Vatican has “never been worse.”

Capozzi’s superior, Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio, is president of the Pontifical Council for the Interpretation of Legal Texts. He recently published a booklet relating his interpretation of Pope Francis’ work Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love), in which he argued that cohabitating couples may receive Holy Communion.

The cardinal told the NCR in a February interview that the pope did not review the booklet before it was published.

The cardinal had previously requested for Capozzi to be ordained a bishop, according to LifeSiteNews.

LifeSiteNews also stated that Michael Hichborn, president of the Lepanto Institute in Partlow, Va., suspects that Coccopalmerio knew of Capozzi’s actions.

"Given the monitoring and whispering that goes on in the Vatican, it is unlikely to the point of absurdity that Cardinal Coccopalmerio was unaware of Msgr. Capozzi's disgusting activities,” Hichborn said.

“In fact, when we consider the 300-page document on the homosexual lobby that was handed to Pope Benedict XVI just before he resigned, the probability is that many who work in the Vatican were fully aware of what Capozzi was doing, and that such activities are taking place among other clergy as well,” he said.

According to LifeSiteNews, Hichborn also said that the faithful must not abandon the Church “in the face of such evil.”


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