When Pope Benedict XVI resigned in February 2013, rumors were rampant that the alleged gay lobby was part of the reason he left the papacy.
Apparently the gay lobby was so powerful it was given ample ink in a still-secret red-covered dossier presented to Benedict as part of a Vatileaks internal investigation after his butler was convicted of stealing his private papers.
The new Pope Francis even referred to the gay lobby at a June 6 meeting with Latin American prelates.
"In the Curia there are holy people, truly holy people," Francis reportedly told the Latin American delegation.
"But there is also a current of corruption, also there is, it is true ...
They speak of a 'gay lobby,' and that is true, it is there."
Fresh allegations now point to the lobby extending deep into the Swiss Guard, the pope's elite protective security force, who are known for their striped yellow, red, orange and blue Renaissance uniforms."* The Young Turks hosts Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian break it down.