Liberal Writer Slams Vatican Priesthood as 80% Homosexual

Frederick Martel, author, and a commentator for Slate Magazine, releases "The Closet of the Vatican," soon, making the audacious claim that fully 80-percent of Roman Catholic priests are homosexual in orientation whether practicing or not, including hard-liner Colombian Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo pictured here. (Getty Images photo)

The Daily Mail – Eighty per cent of Vatican priests are gay and living in the closet, according to an explosive new book to be published next week.

The 570-page expose, titled In the Closet of the Vatican, claims that four in five clerics in the Roman Catholic Church are homosexuals – but aren’t necessarily sexually active.

French sociologist and journalist Frederic Martel, who spent four years conducting 1,500 interviews for the book, found that some priests maintained discreet long term relationships, while others lived double lives having casual sex with gay partners and using male prostitutes.

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