Vatican City, June 12 (Reuters): Pope Francis has acknowledged the existence of a “gay lobby” and a “stream of corruption” in the Vatican, according to reports in Catholic media not denied by the Vatican.
The pope made the remarks last week in Spanish during a private meeting with representatives of the Latin American and Caribbean Confederation of Religious, according to the Chilean Catholic website “Reflection and Liberation”. Yesterday it published what it said was a summary of the conversation.
In the conversation, the pope is quoted as talking about various subjects of concern. “In the Curia, there are also holy people, really, there are holy people. But there also is a stream of corruption, there is that as well, it is true... The ‘gay lobby’ is mentioned, and it is true, it is there... We need to see what we can do,” the synthesis said.