“A letter signed by 48 Honduran seminarians complaining of widespread homosexual activity in the country’s major seminary is putting pressure on Pope Francis to open a formal investigation, especially in the light of recent gay scandals in Chile and the United States.
The seminarians’ letter was dated May 28 of this year and has slowly made its way into the public domain, after first having been circulated to the nation’s bishops in June. On Wednesday, the U.S.-based National Catholic Register published the original Spanish text of the letter as well as an English translation.
In the text, which is addressed to seminary formation personnel, the seminarians complain of ‘a time of tension in our house because of gravely immoral situations, above all of an active homosexuality inside the seminary,’ which being covered up has grown to the point of becoming an ‘epidemic in the seminary.'”