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The Mighty Lobby: a tip for journalists

For those journalists reading us now, and who wish to know more about the "lobby" mentioned by Pope Francis in his talk with the Latin American religious, here is a tip.

On April 3, 2013, the conservative Catholic Italian website Corrispondenza Romana published a short article on the widespread problem of homosexuality in the Diocese of Rome. Its title was "Il dramma della sodomia nella diocesi di Roma" ("The drama of sodomy in the Diocese of Rome"), and its author was Emanuele Barbieri. The post made references to the famous article by Fr. Dariusz Oko, also published by us, and to some specific events in Rome, particularly priests supposedly protected by a bishop, and the apparently scandalous situation of that venerable and historic Roman seminary called Almo Collegio Capranica.

"Was"? Well, in what must be a record-breaking event in the incredibly slow Italian judicial system, in just a couple of weeks the website received a judicial order to remove the post, that was available at this page. Who was interested in the removal of this information? Why? Well, there is your lead, just follow the signs.