A SACKED Polish priest has called on the church to weed out homophobic views, while fronting a press conference with his partner.
Theologian, Monsignor Krzysztof Charamsa, recently conducted a long interview with an Italian newspaper, during which he confirmed his sexuality and urged the church to change its view.
“This decision of mine to come out was a very personal one taken in a Catholic Church that is homophobic and very difficult and harsh (towards gays),” he said.
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But, the Vatican has denied reports, he was then removed from his post, saying it had nothing to do with his personal situation.
Since 2003, Monsignor Charamsa had worked in a position at the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, the Vatican’s doctrinal arm.
After his dismissal he and his Spanish partner Edouard were joined by gay rights activists at a press conference where he called for the church to stop “showing contempt and offence towards homosexuals”.
He said he wanted to make “an enormous noise for the good of the Church” and apply “good Christian pressure” to include homosexual believers of God.