The psychological profile that Quattrocchi paints is a powerful one…I would like to return to the world where this kind of speculation was disgraceful, unnecessary and blasphemous. But when this Pope has already enabled the rape of children, has covered up the crimes of many priests, when he has responded by blaming gay men for the moral failings of his own church, when he has publicly demanded that gay Catholics remain in the closet, i.e. lie about themselves as a sacred duty…then such deference becomes much more difficult.
Read the full article here.
Quattrocchi’s book launches on the 14th September at the Southbank Centre, from 6:30-9:00pm as a part of September’s Polari, London’s “peerless gay literary salon”.
Join the Facebook group for the event here.
See the Protest the Pope website for more events in protest of the Pope’s four-day state visit from 16-19 September.