“I can speak from personal experience as to the existence of this lobby,” said ex-Swiss Guard Chief Elmer Mader. -
The former commander seemed to back up such allegations, in the interview published Sunday. “The problem is that this network is comprised of people loyal to each other, so it constitutes a sort of secret society,” said Mäder, who headed up the iconic Swiss troops responsibile for the protection of the Pope. from 2002 to 2008. “If I had discovered that one of my men was gay, I would have never, ever promoted them... the risk of disloyalty would have been too high.” - ibid
Sources tell us well known Patheos blogger Katty Fernandez* a devout Catholic, expressed regret that the Holy Father could be at risk, but was thrilled by the implications that the entire Swiss Guard is obviously straight: "I can't blame gay clerics for their attractions, but these brave men are straight, and I'm going over to Rome asap to show my support ... for the canonization ... err ... and maybe to shop for rosaries and stuff. For evangelization and all that good stuff. You know. Yeah... well ... yeah ... That's all."
*Crescat is well known for her
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BTW: Vatican officials seem to doubt the reports: The Vatican’s deputy Secretary of State called on former vice commander of the Swiss guard to give names regarding claims that a powerful ‘gay lobby’ exists in the Vatican. More here.