Pietro Gelmini (which news stories also spell Gelimini) founded centers for the homeless and drug addicts. He was prominent, popular, influential, and well connected to the Italian right, including Silvio Berluscone and Rocco Butiglione.
Then the accusations began. Young men said he had sexually abused them. He said that he had kicked them out for stealing, and that the accusations were the work of the Jews: “The truth is that, starting in the
Gelmini has just resigned from the priesthood so that, he has claimed, he can defend himself better. He has not explained, nor has anyone been able to explain why being voluntarily laicized makes it easier for him to defend himself.