Vatican police busted a drug-and-sodomy orgy that was occurring at the apartment of Msgr Luigi Capozzi, secretary to Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio, head of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts. The apartment is located in the same building that houses the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith. NAME was taken to a hospital to be detoxified (apparently he was quite buzzed) and then taken to an Italian monastery (maybe Monte Cassino). The cardinal had proposed that Capozzi be made bishop.
Toronto Catholic Witness has seen reports that this debacle may have occurred at least two months ago. That would put the drug bust in the Easter season or perhaps even Lent. What a way to profane some of the Church's most holy days. Moreover, Capozzi had an entire bag of cocaine at the orgy.
The Vatican must have known this story was going to break. Can this be a reason for the rather odd timing of the Pell and Muller expulsions from the Vatican?
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