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Italian priest, critic of Catholic teaching arrested for homosexual abuse of teen

Catholic World News - May 26, 2010

A 73-year-old Italian priest who has long been a critic of Catholic teaching that homosexual inclinations are objectively disordered was arrested on May 24 on charges of abusing a teenage boy. Father Domenico Pezzini, who has led gay Catholic organizations, is also a medievalist and translator who recently retired from his faculty position at the University of Verona.

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  • Posted by: Steve214 - May. 26, 2010 7:15 PM ET USA

    I guess that the bishop will now take action: obviously, merely denying the teaching authority of the Church, in the name of the Church, and endangering souls was no basis for action. We have to wait until he gets CAUGHT for acting on his frequent and publicly stated beliefs. Good plan.

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