Vatican Rentboy and Satanism Claims Revealed by Paedophile Priest

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 Don Patrizio Poggi Serving and former priests hired rentboys for sex in churches from pimp who sold consecrated hosts to satanists, says defrocked clergyman.

International Business Times

By Umberto Bacchi:

June 27, 2013 11:35 AM GMT 0 25

The Vatican has denied Don Patrizio Poggi’s allegations over the existence of an underage prostitution ring (Reuters) Italian investigators have opened an inquiry into claims by a convicted paedophile priest that an underage prostitution ring has been operating inside the Holy Roman Church with clergymen hiring rentboys for sex inside churches.

Don Patrizio Poggi, 46, told Italian authorities that a former Carabinieri pimped boys for nine clergymen. Poggi, who served a five-year sentence for abusing teenage boys while he was a parish priest at the San Filippo Neri church in Rome, said he made the allegations to “protect the Holy Church and the Christian community.” The boys were chosen because they were starving and desperate, he claimed, according to Il Messaggero newspaper.

The former policeman used to recruit the boys, mostly eastern European immigrants, outside a gay bar named Twink near Rome’s Termini train station. He reportedly sat in his Fiat Panda – marked “Emergency Blood” to avoid parking fines – to make his selection. He was helped in the recruitment process by a friend who ran a modelling agency. He lured underage boys into prostitution through “false work offers for modelling and acting roles”, Poggi said. The agent also looked for rentboys at gay discos, saunas and gyms across Rome. An accountant was also said to be involved. The boys were paid €150-€500 (£130-£425) to perform sex acts in church premises across the capital.

Poggi also accused the former Carabinieri of selling consecrated hosts for satanic rites. Poggi reportedly presented documentary and photographic evidence to police in the company of two senior Vatican clergymen who vouched for his credibility. Poggi identified the nine clergymen, including two senior church officials and a religion lecturer. Three people have been placed under formal investigation.

The allegations were rejected by the Vatican. Cardinal Agostino Vallini, head of the Catholic Vicariate of Rome, said the priest made false claims out of a desire for vengeance and personal resentment. The Vatican refused to reinstate Poggi after he served his term.

“The cardinal expresses his full confidence in the magistracy and declares himself full convinced that this slander will be demolished, demonstrating Poggi’s claims to be untrue,” Vallini said.

“God will hold everyone accountable for their deeds.”

14 Responses to Vatican Rentboy and Satanism Claims Revealed by Paedophile Priest

  1. Tanya says:

    Why one would accept the notion that Italian prosecutors and the Italian Justice system have the remotest interest in prosecuting such clerics? The idea is to spin the “investigation” out so that it finally ends in a judicial “cul-de-sac”. There is far too much at stake for Italian authorities to expose clerical paedophiles; the chances are that such an investigation could lead straight into the Vatican itself.

    We should not profess shock and horror at these revelations, whatever their truth. This has been a defining feature of clerical life and indeed Italian clerical life for centuries….
    There will be no “investigation” only a charade to please the media. Then it is “business as usual”

  2. Lina says:

    Why am I not at ease after reading this news item?

    It may be because the Vatican, its’ leaders and other Catholic clergy members are known for their cover-ups of criminal activities around the world.

    So this certain ring never did existed because the Italian justice said so.

    The arm of the Vatican does have a long reach in every part of society.

    We all know cases about abuse victims. Many of them were told in a court of law or by other means that the crimes against them never did happened even though it did occurred. These victims’ cases were thrown out of court for a variety of reasons. If you have followed many or even a wee bit about the clergy abuse victims’ cases you will know what I’m talking about.

    The whole truth is NOT that important it seems to the Vatican. (the Vatican bank scandals, arrests, etc..)
    Lies and distortions, the Vatican acts like they have this free pass from divine source to justify anything they see fit it in order to keep this progression of the Holy Roman Catholic Church movement going.

    It’s not easy to admit to myself.
    I was my own prison guard for the Roman Catholic Church for such a very long time.

    • BC says:

      @ Lina / re: your post of June 29, 2013 at 3:40 pm
      In fairness, the Vatican is a state and as such; it’t never been found guilty of any crime anywhere. It’s government; the Holy See, has been sued in civil actions. And at international private and public law, the Holy See has also been involved in litigation. But that’s all part of the activity of governing a state; every country has legal issues with other states, businesses, persons, etc.

      I agree with you that the Holy See acts like it has; to reprise your words /this free pass from divine source/ but not for the same reasons than you do.
      The Holy See indeed argued that it was shielded from prosecution in recent civil actions alleging it’s liability in clerical abuse cases. But it did not claim that it had a free pass from divine source. The Holy See plead it’s sovereign state immunity. It got away with it in the courtroom, but in the court of public opinion, the Holy See has lost it`s case. It is my view that the sovereign state immunity of the Holy See is a historical perversion. The Vatican has become a so-called rogue/failed state. The international community is pressuring the Holy See to change it’s ways. In the recent St-Croix settlement in Montreal, the Government of Québec recuperated some of the social costs of the St-Croix`s vicarious liability. Europe has acted to have the Holy See clean itself-up financially. Italy has legislated that that property taxes shall be paid in the future by the Church. In Rome alone, there are more than 100,00 properties belonging to the Church which were tax exempt. That represents billions annually in lost revenues for citizens of Rome and Italy.

      As for your feeling of having imprisonned yourself within the Roman Catholic Church, consider that one may not freely consent to be prejudiced. There are primary victims of clerical abuse. Their families and loved ones are secondary victims. But all of the faithfull have been prejudiced by a willfully blind Holy See, criminal and negligent clerics and their apologists. It does appear that the current Pope is attempting to reform the Holy See. It remains to be seen if those reforms will succeed… I do not believe that they will. The incarnation of a religion in a political body was, is and will always be; as futile as transplanting a soul. For if it is the spirit of Jesus we are talking about, and for it to be incarnated in the Christ, it`s kingdom cannot be of this world.

      BC

      • Lina says:

        BC in your post you stated your views clearly and I do appreciate the information you shared.

        As for that quote of mine in my previous post on June 29, 2013 at 3:40 pm.

        “It’s not easy to admit to myself. I was my own prison guard for the Roman Catholic Church for such a very long time.”

        Obviously, I may have not have express myself correctly.

        In Ireland…this professor Sheila Greene was asked her opinion about the Irish Catholic Church scandal and the effects of an Irish preference for privacy and a reluctance to question the Catholic Church.
        This professor answer, explains somewhat better what I was really trying to say.

        Professor Sheila Greene:
        ” The Church got away with it because it was ours. It was knitted into our lives and looking at it was like looking at ourselves. It wasn’t until the suppression and repression of the truth was lifted that it lost its grip.”

        I’m almost finish reading a book that just came out a few months ago. It’s written by: Michael D’ Antonio.

        The book: “Mortal Sins”. (Sex, Crime, and the Era of Catholic Scandal)

        Anyone who is interested in the foundation and struggle for justice for victims this is a good read. The true heroes are the victims….the survivors.

        • Leona says:

          Lina, I haven’t read the book yet, but I’m looking forward to hearing Michael D’Antonio speak at the SNAP conference in Washington, DC in a couple weeks.
          Will any othe readers of Sylvia’s site be at the conference? I’d love to meet up there.

        • BC says:

          Greene’s quote is very interesting indeed.

          Today, Pope Francis in a Motu proprio has decreed Law No. VIII containing Supplementary Norms on Criminal Law Matters, Law No. IX containing Amendments to the Criminal Code and the Criminal Procedure Code, Law No. X containing General Provisions on Administrative Sanctions. These laws appear to reform the Vatican’s laws concerning clerical abuse, money laundering and financing of terrorism and are certainly a response to the (considerable) pressure from the international community applied against the Holy See. But is it the response victims of clerical abuse have been waiting to hear? I don`t think so. It remains to be determined how these legal reforms will be interpreted and enforced. And as long as the Holy See shield`s itself behind it`s sovereign state immunity, the faithfull will always be subjected to the arbitrary rule of bishops that they did not elect.

          The RCC`s response to the never-ending clerical abuse scandal is very much improvised; from denial to coverup, we`ve seen it gradually acknowledge it`s negligence. But criminal law reforms designed to increase sentences do not substantively change the nature of a state. I believe that victims of clerical abuse merit that the Holy See must acknowledge it`s own liability in the negligence of bishops who have and continue to mishandle cases of clerical abuse. That and only that will oblige the Holy See to appoint responsible bishops who will have a legal duty of care to prevent clerical abuse by their employees in the future.

          Sadly, these reforms of today won`t make that happen.

          BC

          • JG says:

            BC,
            Regardless of what you write, I keep being drawn back to the first line of your entry on 04July, under the Quebec settlement…:”I’m french-canadian so please forgive my difficulty in writing in english.”…What was that all about?
            False humility, false cover…??? Anything but difficulty writing in English!!!
            I see nothing in your understanding of this “second” language that warranted the apology for being “french-canadian”…
            Puzzled!

            jg

          • Lina says:

            I got to start somewhere, so I’m taking a guess.

            BC, you come across as a polite, sincere well educated male.

            You seem to have a good insight and knowledge about the workings of the Catholic Church.

            You made some valid concerns about issues in the Catholic Church.

            I believe you want to see changes on many issues especially about those scandals such as the wide spread cover-up of crimes against so many innocents.

            You have hope, but that hope seems to be starting to slip away from you to a certain degree.

            The good news is, as you said in one of your post about the Church:
            ‘It got away with it in the courtroom, but in the court of public opinion, the Holy See has lost it`s case.’

            That’s the key, BC. The church has lost respect and credibility. The Roman Catholic Church better fix this. If they do not take this clergy abuse crime more seriously, they will see and experience much more bigger signs of disrespect and credibility.

            The victims and those who help them will continue to move forward for justice. There is no turning back!

            Those victims who are yet in the process of coming forward, these courageous souls will not only be acknowledged but will also get better and even more helpful support.

            What I’ve learned about the Catholic clergy is that…..a priest can still function at being good but sadly that same priest can still do really bad things.

  3. jay says:

    The Catholic church has brought so much happiness and joys to people around the world for centuries and they are still doing so. If a few of her clergy are deviants and struggle to lead by example it should not be generalised that all Catholic clergies are deviants or perverts.

    • Tim says:

      Jay, no one here has ever said that all Catholic Clergy, or layity are lumped together as abusers, etc.
      Your assumptions would suggest either you have not read much of the blog, or that you ar apologizing for something YOU did not do.

  4. PJ says:

    “If a few of her clergy are deviants…”
    Jay, it’s more than a few…and you appear to be minimizing abuse at the hands of pervert collars. Read all the posts on this website first, then comment. this way you reduce the chances of being criticized.

  5. Leona says:

    Jay, while there may just be a few ‘deviants’, others are complicit in at minimum their silence, or as more often encountered by their deliberate stonewalling of victims. Pope Francis is currently fast tracking the canonization of Pope John Paul II, but not once did he reach out to directly help a victim of sexual abuse by clergy.

    • Suzanne Herrick-Lee says:

      With all due reverential respect to Pope John Paul II, am wondering if his quick canonization and the media blitz that goes with it could be a distraction from the sexual abuse scandals, just saying…

  6. Tanya says:

    Pope Benedict XVI in his previous incarnation as Cardinal Josef Ratzinger as Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, was in my view an executor of the will of Pope John Paul II. As this pope’s health declined and deteriorated it was the Polish tardella i.e. the Polish Papal family that surrounded this pontiff who determined and directed policy regarding the “managing” of the clerical sexual abuse of children scandal that engulfed the world wide Roman communion. There is no doubt that Wojtyla’s personal private secretary throughout this period Stanislaw Dziwisz is the man who bears much responsibility for directing Ratzinger in his capactiy as Prefect responsible for these matters. We must never let John Paul II escape culpability and must never lose sight of the fact that it was Dziwisz in Wojtyla’s final years who directed policy here.

    I strongly believe John Paul II’s canonisation will in years to come prove to be a major source of humilation for the Roman Church as evidence will surface of his and Dziwisz’s critical roles in this criminality.

    It is precisely this issue of “managing” that has caused the greatest harm. We do not need a “managing” of this issue -we need a resolution of this issue. We have as yet to hear from Pope Franics I- I wonder why……

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