Gay Priests Double Life - Diocese of Rome

By: Michael Stevens
Staff Writer
Published: Jul 26, 2021

The Diocese of Rome urges all gay priests who are living a double life to leave priesthood.

Gay priests double life in the Church. The Diocese of Rome is strongly urging gay priests who live a double life to come out of the closet and leave the priesthood. Moreover, they stated that the gay priests shouldn't have been ordained.

This was sparked by the clerical sex abuse scandal of the gay priest who was leading a double life. A conservative newsweekly magazine stated in a cover story and accompanying video that it had interviewed three gay priests in Rome. They accompanied them to gay clubs and bars and to sexual encounters with strangers, including one in a church building.

One of the priests, a Frenchman identified only as Paul, celebrated Mass in the morning before driving the two escorts, he had hired to attend a party the night before to the airport. The Rome diocese denounced those priests who were leading a "double life." Furthermore, they stated that they shouldn't have been ordained.

They promised that the church would rigorously pursue anyone who is behaving in a way that wasn't dignified for a priest. Those who aren't faithful to their vows "know that no one is forcing them to remain priests, taking advantage of only the benefits," the diocese stated. "Coherency would demand that they come forward. We don't wish any ill-will against them, but we cannot accept that because of their behavior the honor of all the others is sullied." According to a review of research by the Rev. Donald Cozzens, an author of "The Changing Face of the Priesthood" estimates of the number of gays in U.S. seminaries and the priesthood range from 25 percent to 50 percent.

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