Pope ‘Infuriated’ After Cops Bust ‘Drug-Fueled Gay Orgy’ In Vatican Cardinal’s Apartment

A gay sex party that took place in Vatican City was reportedly broken up by police back in June. The “orgy” is said to have been held at the apartment of a high-ranking Vatican official, this according to Italian newspaper Il Fatto Quotidiano.

Cardinal Francesco Coccopa­l­merio, a key adviser to Pope Francis, owns the apartment at the former palace of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, but he is not its tenant. Instead, a priest who is Coccopa­l­merio’s secretary is allegedly behind the “drug-fueled gay orgy.”

Reports say that neighbors’ complaints about the “irregular behavior” of men coming and going at odd hours are what drew police to the scene.

Police are quoted as saying they found drugs in the apartment and walked in on men engaged in sexual activity.

Il Fatto Quotidiano reports that the party host, identified as a monsignor, was taken into custody by Vatican police, hospitalized for a short time to detox from drugs and is presently at a spiritual retreat in an Italian convent.

Coccopalmerio, who is head of the Pontifical Council for Legislative texts, is said to have recommended the priest for promotion to bishop, but those plans seem unlikely now.



It’s also been reported that Pope Francis is furious over the news and may force Coccopalmerio into retirement. It seems the pope would have plenty of just cause, as the apartment was reserved only for high-ranking Vatican officials and not their staff. The arrested priest had also used a car with official Vatican diplomatic license plates to transport the drugs.

It’s worth noting that it is not a criminal offense to engage in private same-sex activity in Vatican City.