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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 04:37 PM

32. "Gay Prostitution Ring Linked to the Vatican"

reported back in 2010 by Reuters and La Repubblica:

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/World/2010/03/04/13106366-reuters.html

VATICAN CITY - One of Pope Benedict’s ceremonial ushers and a member of an elite choir in St Peter’s Basilica have been implicated in a gay prostitution ring, in the latest sexual scandal to taint the Vatican.

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Among four people arrested last month in the corruption probe was Angelo Balducci, a engineer who is a board member of Italy’s public works department and a construction consultant to the Vatican. Balducci was arrested on corruption charges and the allegatons of prostitution emerged only later.

Balducci is also a member of an elite group called “Gentlemen of His Holiness”, ushers who are called to serve in the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace on major occasions such as when the pope receives heads of state or presides at big events.

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