Vatileaks Author on "Choirboy Abuse"
November 9, 2017
Rome, November 9 - Vatileaks author Gianluigi Nuzzi has written a new book on Vatican secrets, Peccato Originale (Original Sin) on alleged sexual abuse of choirboys.
Nuzzi, whose earlier tomes Your Holiness and Via Crucis saw him tried and acquitted in the Vatileaks 1 and 2 trials, reveals more alleged financial chicanery and background to the Manuela Orlandi disappearance.
But his main focus is on alleged sex abuse in the San Pio X preseminary, where dioceses send middle-school boys aspiring to become priests, who serve as choirboys in St Peter's.
An ex-choirboy delivered a letter to Pope Francis in May, Nuzzi recounts.
But the first person to reveal abuses was Polish Kamil Tadeusz Jarzembowski, who entered the San Pio X at the age of 13, and in June 2014 sent various complaints to Church authorities.
He said he had witnessed at least 140 "sexual acts" on his underage roommate by an unidentified adult who later became a priest. The man had free access to the preseminary, was "well liked by various monsignori" and "able to exert a form of power and intimidation over the youngest seminarians".
Kamil reported the alleged abuse to various high-ranking cardinals, Nuzzi says, but no action was taken.
He then turned to the Secretariat of State and the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which handles abuse cases, also without any results, except for being expelled from the seminary, Nuzzi says.
Kamil is quoted as saying "there's only politics and power, with these people who say Mass in the morning and in the evening go to Mucca Assassina", a well-known gay disco. Presenting the book, Nuzzi said he had sent a copy to the Vatican's promoter of justice, Gian Pietro Milano. Nuzzi is the aurthor of four books in all.
His first, Vaticano SpA (Vatican Ltd), also delved into alleged financial wrongdoing.