Andrew Sullivan, Gay Catholic Blogger, Speculates Pope Is Gay
A prominent Catholic and gay blogger has renewed speculation that the outgoing Pope Benedict may be secretly gay.
Following the announcement that Benedict will not go into hidden retirement but will instead continue living in the Vatican with trusted secretary Archbishop Georg Gaenswein, The Dish’s Andrew Sullivan penned a post titled, “Two Popes, One Secretary,” in which he speculates that “something truly weird going on.”
The 56-year-old Gaenswein, dubbed “Gorgeous Georg” by the Italian media, was recently featured on the cover of Italian Vogue, according to the New York Daily News. Vogue, which did not interview the archbishop for the article, titled its piece: “Father Georg – It’s not a sin to be beautiful.”
“So Benedict’s handsome male companion will continue to live with him, while working for the other Pope during the day,” Sullivan writes. “Are we supposed to think that’s, well, a normal arrangement?”
Clearly, Sullivan does not.
In a past column, Sullivan concluded that it “seems pretty obvious” that “the current Pope is a gay man,” albeit one who has not “explored his sexuality, or has violated his own strictures on the matter.” Detailing the close relationship between His Holiness and the papal right-hand man, Sullivan’s column cites Colm Tóibín’s tabloid-esque review of Angelo Quattrocchi’s book The Pope Is Not Gay.
From the review:….
- Blogger: Pope May Actually Be Gay After All (huffingtonpost.com)
- Leading Catholic Blogger Sees More Evidence That The Pope Is Gay (ibtimes.com)
- Vatican Investigation Uncovers A Network Of Gay Prelates In The Papal Palace (jiveinthe415.com)
- Allen: Pope Benedict XVI, the best-dressed pope (newsday.com)