• Allegations About 40 Gay Priests in Italy Sent to Vatican

    (AP) The archdiocese of Naples says it has sent the Vatican a 1,200-page dossier compiled by a male escort identifying 40 actively gay priests and seminarians in Italy.

  • Cardinal Returns to Australia to Face Sexual Assault Charges

    (AP) The most senior Vatican cleric to ever be charged in the Roman Catholic Church sex abuse scandal returned to Australia on Monday to stand trial in his home state on charges alleging he sexually assaulted multiple people years ago.

  • French Journalist: Most of Vatican Priests are Gay

    In a book exposing the “corruption and hypocrisy” in the Vatican, French journalist Frédéric Martel says most senior clerics are gay.

  • Gay Catholics Get Vatican Welcome, But No Papal Shout-Out

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican did something it has never done before by giving a group of U.S. gay and lesbian Catholics VIP seats at Pope Francis' weekly general audience.

  • Gay Chilean Sex Abuse Victim to Meet with Pope Francis

    (WB) Pope Francis has invited a gay man from Chile who was sexually abused by a priest to meet with him at the Vatican.

  • Gay History 101: September 30, 2015

    LGBT and Islam are intertwined in the religious, legal and cultural history of the nations with a sizable Muslim population, along with specific passages in the Quran and statements attributed to the Islamic prophet Muhammad (hadiths).

  • Gay Priest To Be Stripped of Duties At Vatican

    ROME (CNN) -- A Polish priest who served with the Vatican's doctrinal arm will no longer be able to carry out his duties after announcing he is gay on the eve of a major church meeting, a Vatican spokesman said.

  • Letter to the Editor: Tony Adams is the Hypocrite

    Publisher's Note: SFGN apologizes to Tony Adams for a headline he feels was personally and professionally damaging. The headline in the March 28, 2018 issue, "Tony Adams is the Hypocrite," does not reflect the opinion of SFGN but was intended to reflect the content of a letter to the editor.



    I would like to address some of the issues I have with the 3/14/18 article by Tony Adams, “Vatican Vice.” To begin with, the topic is not Vatican vice but homosexual priests and a male prostitute in Naples, Italy. The male prostitute is euphemistically called a “male escort” in the otherwise salacious headline. (His name Mangiacapra means “eat” “goat” in Italian, which may be related to mangiacaparra, a “cheat or swindler.”)

  • Priest Urges Vatican Family Conference to Welcome Gays

    (AP) One of the Catholic Church’s leading advocates for gays told a Vatican-sponsored conference Thursday that LGBT Catholics deserve to be loved, listened to and welcomed by the church and not ostracized and condemned.

  • Tony's Talks: An Anti-gay Cardinal And A Gay Prostitute Are Bedfellows In Italy

    In Naples, Italy, handsome young Francesco Mangiacapra is a self-identified “marchettaro,” a male prostitute servicing gay men. The Cardinal Archbishop of Naples is 74 year-old Crescenzio Sepe, who was made a Cardinal by Pope Saint John Paul II, and had a terrific Vatican career before his star crashed when he was farmed out to Naples by Pope Benedict XVI under a cloud of financial corruption.

  • Vatican Gets with the Times, Uses Term ‘LGBT’ in Potential Historic First

    The Vatican finally figured out an appropriate way to address the LGBT community.

  • Vatican-Backed Family Rally to Have Speech on Welcoming Gays

    An international family rally the Catholic Church is hosting in Ireland will feature workshops on hot-button issues facing Catholic families, including protecting children from clergy sexual abuse, weathering divorce and ministering to lesbian and gay faithful.

  • Vatican: Pope's Meeting With Kim Davis Not An Endorsement

    (CNN) -- The Vatican has clarified the details of the Pope's meeting with Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who spent six days in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.