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Sunday
Sep182011

More Sex Scandal Revelations Arrive for Berlusconi

Governo.it(ROME) -- More sex scandal revelations have arisen in Italy surrounding Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

A leaked wiretap transcript reveals Berlusconi talking to a man accused of procuring prostitutes for him. The Prime Ministers says at one point that he 'did' eight of the prostitutes at one of his private parties.

In another transcrpit...the Italian leader complains that meetings with world leaders were interfering with his sex life.

Berlusconi turns 75 later this month.

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Friday
Jan212011

Pope Asks Officials to Set Good Example Amid Berlusconi Scandal

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(ROME) -- The pope appeared to scold Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi Friday over a sex scandal involving a 17-year-old prostitute, preaching that Italian public officials need to "offer a good example."

It was the second time in recent days that the Vatican expressed its displeasure over the scandal that has dominated Italian news for weeks.

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican's No. 2, said Thursday that the church was following the Berlusconi investigation closely and stressed his desire for a "more robust morality, a sense of justice and legality," especially for those who serve the public.

Pope Benedict XVI added his voice Friday during an audience with Rome's police officers. He called on public officials to "rediscover their spiritual and moral roots."

"The singular vocation that the city of Rome requires today of you who are public officials is to offer a good example of the positive and useful interaction between a healthy lay status and the Christian faith," said the pontiff.

The criticism comes as Berlusconi is under investigation for allegedly paying a 17-year-old girl for sex and using his office to cover up the illegal activity. Berlusconi's extravagant lifestyle and love of beautiful woman is well known and prosecutors said that during parties at his Milan estate the Italian premier had sex with multiple prostitutes.

The 74-year-old Berlusconi denies the allegations and has come out forcefully refuting the claims. In two video recordings and an audio monologue he meticulously counters the prosecutors' and claims they are politically motivated.

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