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Police Broke Up a Drug-Fueled Vatican Priest Orgy

The Pope reportedly did not handle the news well.

Mack Lamoureux

Mack Lamoureux

Monsignor The Pope is reportedly "fuming" after cops allegedly busted up a Vatican based, drug fueled, gay sex orgy in the apartment of a high-ranking priest.

As first reported by Il Fatto Quotidiano, Police raided the apartment after the neighbours complained of odd behaviour and the "comings and goings" of the people into the apartment. Once in the home they reportedly found a drug-fueled gay-sex orgy.

The Italian newspaper reported that the Pope was infuriated upon hearing of the broken up orgy.

The organizer of the shindig was a 50-year-old aide to Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio—the president of many congregations including the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts—named Luigi Capozzi. Coccopalmerio is a heavy hitter in the church being one of the Pope's key advisors—he was appointed by Pope Benedict in 2007.

The Palace of the Holy Office where the orgy allegedly took place. Photo via Wikimapia

The apartment where it took place was owned by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith—sometimes called the Palace of Holy Office—and its typical dweller was Coccopalmerio. Capozzi, who is a Monsignor, was arrested at the broken up orgy but charges have not been laid nor is it known if they are forthcoming. Capozzi was also reportedly taken to the hospital to detox from the drugs he had consumed.

On top of frequent pedophilia scandals, it seems the Vatican has, for lack of a better term, a little bit of an orgy problem. In 2015, a 50-year-old priest in southern Italy was suspended for gay orgies, and earlier this year a priest from Naples had been suspended for similar allegations.

Il Fatto Quotidiano reports that Coccopalmerio's retirement may be sped up as a result of his aide's orgy.

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