In 2013, at the beginning of Francis's pontificate according to the Monday Vatican blog, known for its insider knowledge of the Vatican, the Pope was already promoting his gay lobby:
"Ilson de Jesus Montanari... catapulted to the number two position in the Congregation for Bishops... rumored to be a close friend of Msgr. Fabian Pedacchio Leaniz... the Pope's personal secretary... [by] Battista Ricca... [Ilson was]... introduced to Cardinal Bergoglio... Was also Ilson part of the gay lobby as Ricca was accused to be?.. Ricca was appointed ... prelate of the IOR... [Is the] Pope Francis... promotion of people presumably part of a gay lobby... a strategy to keep everyone under control?"
(Monday Vatican, "Pope Francis wants to govern the Curia. And possibly with an absent Secretary of State," October 21, 2013)
Gay activist Frederic Martel in his Vatican book wrote of the "magic circle" hotel which is run by Ricca who is "presumably part of a gay lobby" whom Francis promoted:
"The director of the Casa [del Clero] and all the Vatican residences, Mgr. Battista Ricca, also lives there... you can also bump into Fabian Pedacchio, a private secretary to Pope Francis, who has lived at the Domus for a long time, and who is said to keep a room where he is able to work calmly with the Brazilian bishop Ilson de Jesus Montanari... A couple of boys, dinkies and bio-queens who listen to Born this Way by Lady Gaga, live there too... A Basque priest also enjoys some delightful associations within this 'magic circle'... sometimes, holy offices have been celebrated by gay groups."
(In the Closet of the Vatican: Power, Homosexuality, Hypocrisy, Pages 305-306)
When Pedacchio Leaniz and Montanari apparently aren't at the "magic circle" hotel room in Rome they "spend holidays together":
"Pedacchio... the Pope's private secretary, Pedacchio and Montanari are... great friends; they also spend holidays together, and in the past years Pedacchio introduced Montanari to familiarity with what would become pope."
(La Stamps, "Bishops, the mystery revealed...," 10/16/2013)
Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò in his September 27 statement said Cardinal Marc Ouellet, the Perfect of the Congregation for Bishops, is undermined "by two homosexual 'friends' of his dicastery."
Vatican expert Marco Tosatti according to Gloria.tv reported how Francis's "private secretary" (and Montanari) apparently undermine Ouellet:
"Ouellet categorically excluded one of them [from episcopal nomination] for moral reasons. But the next day Pedacchio told Ouellet, 'The Pope wants him."
(Gloria.tv, "Two Homosexuals are bypassing Cardinal Ouellet," September 28, 2018)
If Viganò's and Tosatti's reports are true then apparently Francis's allegedly gay personal secretary helps him appoint morally questionable bishops.
Pray an Our Father now for the restoration of the Church.