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Gay escapades of the Vatican Bank’s new man include being stuck in a lift with a rent boy

Barry Duke
– July 20, 2013Posted in: Catholic Church, gay, Oh no! Not again!, Religion and sex, You Couldn't Make It Up

MSGR Battista Ricca, 57, recently appointed by Pope Frankie as his “eyes and ears” within the Vatican bank after he launched reforms aimed at cracking down on reported money laundering, tax evasion and other financial abuses, was allegedly shifted from a diplomatic post in Uruguay after outraging Catholic bigwigs there with a string of gay indiscretions.

Msgr Ricca, left, pictured earlier this year with the Pope

These, according to this report, included having to be rescued from a broken down lift by firemen, who found a young  – “known to local police” –  trapped in the elevator with him.

On another occasion in the same year – 2001 – the priest was reportedly beaten up in a gay bar or, according to this report, at a cruising area, and had to call for help, arriving back at the nunciature, the Vatican embassy, with bruises to his face.

But what outraged Church officials most was the fact that Ricca arrived in Uruguay with his gay lover, Patrick Haari, in tow. The monsignor allegedly met the officer during an earlier posting to Berne in Switzerland and took him with him when he was sent to Uruguay.

The “intolerable ménage” allegedly prompted the Vatican’s nuncio, or ambassador, to appeal to Rome to have the monsignor removed. The priest was later transferred to Trinidad and Tobago and eventually recalled to Rome.

The alleged scandal is particularly embarrassing because Msgr Ricca is a trusted confidante of the Pope.

As well as having a supervisory role within the Vatican bank, which is officially known as the Institute for the Works of Religion, he is also the director of the Vatican residence where the Pope has chosen to live.

The Vatican has denied the claims. Vatican spokesman Padre Federico Lombardi sought to dismiss the claims about Msgr Ricca’s private life, saying:

    What has been claimed about Msgr Ricca is not credible

Msgr Ricca himself has not yet responded to the allegations. But the Vatican had emphasised that his appointment as prelate for the IoR was technically an interim one, thus raising the possibility that the job might not last long.

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Another Vatican Gay Sex Scandal Involving Prelate, Swiss Army Officer
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2013, 12:27:24 PM »
Another Vatican Gay Sex Scandal Involving Prelate, Swiss Army Officer Greets Pope Francis on His Return to Vatican 

by Vittorio Hernandez | July 29, 2013 9:39 AM EST

Still high from the success of his trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, leading the 15th international World Youth Day, Pope Francis goes back to facing the many problems facing Vatican City. Over the weekend, another gay sex scandal involving a prelate and a Swiss Army officer erupted, surely needing the pontiff's immediate attention even before he could unpack his bags.

The Italian weekly L'Espressio reported that a prelate appointed by the pope to a key position in the embattled Vatican Bank, Monsignor Battista Rica, allegedly had a gay affair with a Captain Patrick Haari in 1999 while he was assigned at the Vatican embassy in Montevideo, Uruguay.

The report, written by Sandro Magister, a Vatican expert, said that the prelate provided accommodations and a pay check for Mr Haari. Besides the gay love affairs, Mr Ricca also was once beaten badly after cruising the city's gay hangouts and was stuck in an elevator with a young male prostitute he invited to the embassy for a night.

Someone had apparently kept these bad records from the eyes of the pope, who was elected only in March 2013, that Mr Ricca even got an appointment in the Vatican Bank. Prior to his latest appointment, Mr Ricca also served as director of Santa Martha residence where Pope Francis currently lives.

Mr Magister explained that Mr Ricca's holding several top positions in the Holy See "allowed him to weave an intricate network of relationships with the highest levels of the Catholic hierarchy all over the world."

He added the removal of records of previous scandals involving Mr Ricca is an example of the monstrous gay lobby that continues to function at the Vatican despite efforts of the pope to cleanse the seat of the Roman Catholic faith.

Vatican spokesman Frederico Lombardi said the allegations against the prelate are not credible, but Mr Magister insisted that the charges against Mr Ricca were confirmed by a number of bishops, priests and lay people in Uruguay.

The scandal places now the ball on the court of Pope Francis on how he would address the same issue that had weighed down the eight-year reign of his predecessor.


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