First it was the pedophile scandal that rocked the Catholic Church. In early 2002, Boston Globe coverage of a series of criminal prosecutions of five Roman Catholic priests thrust the issue of sexual abuse of minors by Catholic priests into the national spotlight.
The coverage of these cases encouraged other victims to come forward with their allegations of abuse, resulting in hundreds of lawsuits and criminal cases.
Fast forward to 2017 – a different generation and a different Pope. Now it appears that scandalous accusations of priests involved in sex orgies, porn videos and prostitution have emerged from several parishes in Italy recently, sending shock waves all the way to the Vatican and challenging the high standards that Pope Francis has demanded of clergy, according to Religion News.
You can read more about the developing situation that has resulted in a new wave of lurid sexcapades in the Church HERE.