Pope Benedict reveals he was put under pressure by Vatican ‘gay lobby’ trying to wield power

Pope_Benedict_XVI[1]Pope Benedict has revealed a ‘gay lobby’ in the Vatican tried to influence decisions during his papacy – but that no-one pressured him to resign.

His memoirs, called ‘The Last Conversations’, are due out in September and are the first time in history that a former pope judges his own pontificate after it is over.

Citing health reasons, the 89-year-old became the first pope in six centuries to resign when he stepped down in 2013.