Incontro gay, Monsignor Tommaso Stenico parla a ruota libera. E va all’attacco
TRENTO. E' molto provato, monsignor Tommaso Stenico. Nel suo appartamento di Roma, l'alto prelato di Telve Valsugana sta riposando e cercando di ritrovare la forza per poter affrontare di petto quell'ondata di polemiche scatenate dopo il servizio in tivù di "Exit", sull'incontro gay avvenuto nel suo appartamento presso la Santa Sede.
"I was taking the lid off a too heavy pan"
By NICOLA FILIPPI
Gay meeting, Monsignor Tommaso Stenico speaks out freely and goes on the attack
TRENTO. He is very worn out, monsignor Tommaso Stenico. In his apartment in Rome, the high prelate from Telve Valsugana is resting and trying to find the force to face the wave of polemics unchained after the "Exit" TV show, featuring the gay meeting happened in his apartment , which is located in the premises of the Holy See. "I feel to be the object of a reality which doesn't belong to me", he tells on the phone. Monsignor Stenico is not accustomed to give up and he retaliates: " I was stopped because i was taking the lid off a too heavy pan".
As an expert in the world of information and of human psychology, monsignor Tommaso Stenico says he "was a victim of his will to clarify things related to the continuous attacks against the Church". He, who ended up under a hidden camera for a homosexual encounter with a young man (who was instead a journalist of the TV network La7), is now much at odd with the present sudden and unexpected wave of "celebrity". In his hometown, Telve Valsugana, incredulity reigns, and many friends have called him on the phone to express their support, give him their trust, as his friend the Rev. Franco Torresani and Giacomo Bezzi, a member of the Italian Parliament representing the party for the autonomy of the Trento region. Monsignor Stenico however doesn't give up: " I got near a very heavy pan and I got the impression someone suspected about it and tried to make me fall into a big trap".
What monsignor Tommaso Stenico is anticipating, after all the story will be clarified with his superiors, seems to be an authentic cataclysm. " That's because there are too many attacks against the Church and the sacred world". Here is in a nut what monsignor Stenico was trying to ascertain: " I didn't want to speak about sex or homosexuality in the Church. My objective was different: it was related to finding out the strategy behind it. That troubled me very much. There is no doubt, it's enough to look around you and notice there is such an attack against the Church and to all which is sacred. I wasn't investigating the concept of sexuality, heterosexuality, homosexuality in the Church: what was important for me, having a kind of certainty and an internal awareness, was the uncovering of that strategy of attack against the sacred and the Church. In the right moment i could even name names" - he explains in a very decisive and fiery accent.
" I was along that path. Better, I'm still along that path , because i don't intend to give up my fight. I'm not a loser, I have never been one. I'm a priest, I love the Church, i defend my faith, my Church, my catholicity, whose values I defend even if now they are weakening. I'm not the first to say so, due to the indubitable frontal attacks against the sacred coming from the USA and here . I don't want to deal with the concept of sexuality, I want to find out the reasons, the organization behind it, for this attack to the sacred".
About who these people are, these organizations who are trying to undermine the Church's foundations, monsignor Stenico doesn't want to say much. But he insists: " People love the church, love the priests, people are good towards the church, people love the Pope. I think we are at the white collar level, and at the ultras' level, but that's something I am going to say in the right moment, when I'll reach the end of my investigation, but it's sure the attack and the strategy come from a very high level. Now I told you too much".
(October 15 2007)