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Secret gay society in Vatican poses security threat for Pope Francis: Ex-Swiss Guard


italy-vatican-pope(NY Daily News) Elmar Mader, former commander of the Swiss Guard, claims the Vatican is hiding a ‘network of homosexuals.’ The allegations come soon after another Swiss Guard told newspaper Schweiz am Sonntag that he was fondled by several clergy members.

A former commander of the Swiss Guard is claiming a “network of homosexuals” inside the Vatican could pose security problems for Pope Francis.

Elmar Mader headed the Swiss Guard, known for its distinctive red, orange and blue Renaissance-style uniforms, between 2002 and 2008. In an interview with the Swiss newspaper Schweiz am Sonntag, Mader said his position gave him insights into the presence of gay people at the heart of the Catholic Church.

“I cannot refute the claim that there is a network of homosexuals. My experiences would indicate the existence of such a thing,” the 50-year-old said, according to a translation provided by the Guardian.

Since the 16th century, members of the Swiss Guard have sworn to protect the Pope with their lives. The troop consists of unmarried Swiss men between the ages of 19 and 30, RNS reports.

Mader said the all-male environment of the Roman Curia was a “like a magnet” for gay men.

“A working environment in which the great majority of men are unmarried is per se a draw for homosexuals, whether they consciously seek it out or unconsciously follow an urge,” Mader said. [more]




  1. Bart says:

    I thought you commentators approve the Gay Culture for the rest of the world. So what is your problem with the Gay Culture in the Vatican?
    Are you denying Gays equality in the Church? Sounds that way to me.
    Shame on you for your one side arm chair philosophy.

    • Paul Skizinski says:

      If I thought you were asking a serious question, I would answer in the same spirit. Nevertheless, I will answer. Pope Francis has it right. He welcomes gay persons and refuses to judge the state of their soul. He understands, as perhaps you do not, that almost no one chooses to be gay. That’s just the way God created them. What they choose is whether to be sexually active, and not all gays are. I’m not sure what you mean by “gay culture”, although you are not the first to use the term. Whatever it is, the Vatican does not promote it, nor do those who read these posts and comment on them. We simply promote respect for the person, regardless of who or what they are. If you would do the same, you would be a better Christian.

  2. Recovering Catholic says:

    Math question: If the pope removed all the gay cardinals, bishops and priests, how many would be left to run the church?


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