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New book alleges gay sex in Vatican dorm, shady banking

ROME — The Italian journalist who was put on trial by the Vatican for publishing confidential documents has written a new book alleging a host of Catholic sins, including gay sex in the Vatican’s youth seminary.

Gianluigi Nuzzi’s ‘‘Original Sin’’ went on sale Thursday. Nuzzi said his lawyers had hand-delivered a copy to the Vatican’s criminal prosecutor, saying at least one of the seminarians was a minor at the time of the alleged escapades.

The Vatican didn’t immediately comment.

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The book gathers together years of exposes into the gay subculture of the Vatican. The new claims concern the Vatican’s St. Pius X preseminary for middle and high schoolers who are considering a possible vocation to the priesthood.

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Nuzzi reproduces a letter and testimony from a gay former seminarian who recounted how an adult, now a priest, used to come into his dorm room and have oral sex with his roommate.

Associated press