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Brooklyn bishop removes pastor over controversial video

November 06, 2023

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CWN Editor's Note: Bishop Robert Brennan has removed the pastor who allowed the recording of a suggestive music video in the sanctuary of his Brooklyn parish church. The bishop also presided at a Mass of reparation at the church.

The Brooklyn diocese announced that Msgr. Jamie Gigantiello, who had been pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel-Annunciation parish had been relieved of his responsibilities—both as pastor and as the diocesan vicar for development.

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  • Posted by: jdesiderio1032 - Nov. 08, 2023 6:52 AM ET USA

    This is really BIG! For those not familiar with the Brooklyn Diocese, this is an earthquake. The Pastor was the closest confidant of the previous Bishop. He has been a celebrity priest - with a TV food show and some interest in an Italian wine. He has been a presence at all bishopric events, and probably assumed he was on the track for the next revolving turnover of Irish and Italian bishops in the Diocese. It is no surprise that his hubris dulled his judgment in this matter.

  • Posted by: grateful1 - Nov. 07, 2023 6:10 PM ET USA

    Gigantiello's got too much Hollywood in him. Check out this NYPost piece on him from earlier this year: Good on Bishop Brennan.