What would happen if they had to swear on the bible they had never had gay sex

It could be interesting…Before they were allowed to vote for the next pope. How many would be left?

The resignation of Britain’s most senior Roman Catholic clergyman amid allegations of “inappropriate” behaviour with priests has thrown plans for the election of the next Pope into disarray.

Cardinal Keith O’Brien, announced that he would not only be stepping down as Archbishop of Edinburgh and St Andrew’s but would also not take part in the Conclave in Rome next month.

He said that he did not want to become a distraction as the Cardinals prepare to chose a new leader for the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics. 

But experts said his decision to be absent from a Conclave because of a personal scandal was without any historical precedent.

There were fears in Rome that his decision could reignite pressure on a string of other Cardinals who have been tainted by allegations of covering up child abuse to stand aside as well.

And as victims campaigners urged Cardinals from the US and Ireland to follow Cardinal O’Brien’s lead Vatican officials pointedly declined to acknowledge his decision to step aside from the Conclave.

It comes amid a mood of mounting crisis in the Church following the decision of Popele Benedict to resign citing failing health.

  • williamabong

    In answer to the above question – The bible would burst into flames just after the lightning bolt landed.

  • Lion_ess

    Hypocrites don’t care.

  • Mr_Blobby

    They would all lie their collective arses off and then repent later in confession.

    • mick le prick

      Yeah thats the catholic way, commit a sin and confess it away…its gone then they go back to their career of kiddie fiddling.

  • peterwn

    Perhaps the floor of the Sistine Chapel should be dug up and replaced with loose sand – deep enough to bury heads in, ostrich style.

  • Jimmie

    Or the other option, change the church rules so when priests get sworn in a certain little rubber ring and applicator get applied to a certain part of their anatomy.

    They shouldn’t mind this as they are meant to swear to lifelong chastity aren’t they?

    Especially if the pope made it an order – they would jump at the chance…….??

  • Rodger T

    Being a work of tedious fiction,nothing would happen.

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