The Catholic has announced that a Polish priest who served in the Vatican will be relived of his duties after announcing that he is gay.
To further compound issues, his announcement came at the eve of Synod of Bishops – an assembly of bishops from around the world. The assembly is intended at addressing issues facing Catholic families all over the world.
In an interview with CNN, the 43 year old priest Monsignor Krysztof Olaf Charamsa said he feels happier and more transparent after making his sexual orientation public..
Charamsa held a news conference Saturday in Rome where he called on Pope Francis to revise Catholic doctrine that considers same-sex relationships sinful..
“My decision of ‘coming out’ is a very personal decision in the homophobic world of the Catholic Church. It has been very difficult and very hard. I ask that you keep in mind this reality that is difficult to understand for anyone who has not lived through an identical passage in their own life,” .
“The timing is not intended to pressurize anyone, but maybe a good pressure, in fact a Christian participation, a Christian voice that wants to bring to the synod the response of the homosexual believers to the questioning of Pope Francis.”