Honduran Seminarians Allege Widespread Homosexual Misconduct

Cardinal Oscar Rodríguez Maradiaga of Honduras attends a Mass for Latin America in St. Peter's Basilica in 2011.

Cardinal Oscar Rodríguez Maradiaga of Honduras attends a Mass for Latin America in St. Peter’s Basilica in 2011. (AP photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Isn’t this fellow a Francis favorite?

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Nearly 50 seminarians in Honduras have protested against what they say is a widespread and entrenched pattern of homosexual practice in Tegucigalpa’s major seminary.

In a letter written to the seminary’s formators that was subsequently circulated in June to the country’s Catholic bishops, the seminarians asserted “irrefutable evidence” exists that a homosexual network pervades the institution and is being protected by its rector.

“Heterosexual seminarians are scandalized and really depressed,” one of the seminarians who drafted the letter told the Register.

“Many are thinking about leaving the seminary,” the seminarian said, speaking on condition of anonymity because of a fear of reprisals. “I fear that many will leave.

He sure is. Indeed, has been . . .

. . . for many years Bergoglio’s closest friend in the Latin American hierarchy, was a key figure in gathering support for him in the 2013 Conclave, and has benefited correspondingly. In his capacity as president of the C9 [council of nine cardinals to oversee the process of reform], he has been referred to by some as the “vice-pope.” [Colonna, Marcantonio. The Dictator Pope: The Inside Story of the Francis Papacy (p. 58). Regnery Publishing. Kindle Edition]

Oh yes, has been tight with him:

One cardinal reports that on the eve of the Conclave Rodríguez Maradiaga was busy in the Honduran embassy telephoning potential floating voters, including Cardinals Pell, Ouellet, O’Malley, and Hummes, to solicit their vote for Bergoglio. {Ibid. p. 207).]

Francis has responded accordingly:

Cardinal Rodríguez Maradiaga is known to be particularly close to a bishop who has been accused of supporting a male companion out of diocesan funds, and during his visit [apostolic envoy to Honduras] Bishop Casaretto discovered allegations of sexual abuse, which have not been acted upon. At the time of writing, the scandal remains subject to a cover-up in which Pope Francis seems to be fully complicit. [Ibid, p. 60.]

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