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Scandal in Brazil after priest’s alleged homosexual encounter shown on TV

Catholic World News - March 17, 2010

An 82-year-old Brazilian priest, Msgr. Luiz Marques Barbosa, has been suspended after the television network Sistema Brasileiro de Televisão (SBT) aired a video that apparently portrays a 2009 homosexual encounter between the priest and a 19-year-old. Later tracked down by a reporter, Msgr. Barbosa said that he could only answer “in Confession” the question of whether he had abused boys.

Salesian Bishop Valério Breda of Penedo also suspended Monsignor Raimundo Gomes, 52, and Father Edilson Duarte, 43, for alleged homosexual activity with boys and young men. Penedo is located in the eastern Brazilian state of Alagoas.

Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Holy See Press Office, denied an earlier media report that two of the priests were bishops.

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