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It was announced on November 18 the Vatican is looking into a report published in Gianluigi Nuzzi's new book Original Sin — an expose into ongoing financial and homosexual corruption in the Vatican.
Nuzzi, an Italian journalist, had his lawyer personally deliver a copy of his book to the Vatican's criminal prosecutor when it was published on November 9.
He alleges there has been homosexual sex abuse in the Vatican's St. Pius X pre-seminary for middle and high schoolers, asserting that a seminarian was raped by his roommate and despite complaints to school authorities, nothing was done to stop it.
The alleged rapist, despite having the complaint filed against him, proceeded through the seminary and is reported to be a priest in Northern Italy.
Earlier reports disclose a priest was sneaking into student dorms for sexual encounters with at least one under-age seminarian. Nuzzi further claims the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) was informed in 2013 and claimed no abuse had taken place.
He goes further to speak about the gay lobby in the Vatican (which has been confirmed by both Pope Francis and Pope Benedict XVI) and its continuing influence. In July 2017, reports revealed that Vatican police raided a cocaine-fueled gay orgy at an apartment for top Vatican officials.
Nuzzi is one of the journalists embroiled in the so-called VatiLeaks II conspiracy where he and Emiliano Fittipaldi received information from three members of a Vatican finance commission tasked by Pope Francis to investigate the Vatican's finances.
Both Msgr. Lucio Balda and Italian laywoman Francesca Chaouqui were convicted by a Vatican court. Both Nuzzi and Fittipaldi were put on trial by the same court in 2016 but were not convicted because it was found the Vatican didn't have jurisdiction.
Nuzzi's reporting, especially in his other books Via Crucis and Merchants in the Temple, has revealed serious financial mismanagement, as well as extensive corruption in the Vatican.