Polish priest outs himself as gay with his partner and is immediately SACKED by Vatican officials
Father Krzystof Charamsa urged church to change its ‘backwards’ attitude
He revealed he is gay and has a partner in two separate interviews today
The Vatican insists his dismissal has nothing to do with his homosexuality
It said, however, that his timing put undue media pressure on tomorrow’s synod of bishops, due to discuss homosexuality
By IMOGEN CALDERWOOD FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 13:12 GMT, 3 October 2015 | UPDATED: 16:13 GMT, 3 October 2015
The Vatican has come under fire after dismissing a high-ranking Polish priest on the same day he revealed that he was gay.
Father Krzystof Charamsa, who held a post in the Vatican’s branch for protecting Catholic dogma, urged the Catholic church to change its ‘backwards’ attitude to homosexuality.
The 43-year-old revealed that he also had a Spanish partner, in two separate interviews with an Italian newspaper and a Polish news programme.
‘It’s time for the Church to open its eyes about gay Catholics and to understand that the solution it proposes to them – total abstinence from a life of love – is inhuman,’ he told the Italian daily Corriere della Sera, saying he wanted to challenge the Church’s ‘paranoia’.
‘I know that I will have to give up my ministry which is my whole life.
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