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The Vatican broke gay scandal

October 15 2007
01:07

The Vatican confirmed that one of his priests suspended from duty. In early October, the priest in the Italian television broadcast said that a homosexual. Priest suspended from duties pending investigation, said Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi.

He added that such behavior is incompatible with a fairly high status in the church hierarchy, which had the priest. The priest now says that his interview was filmed by a hidden camera without his consent, and refuses his words. In a message sent to an Italian online newspaper Petrus, he writes: "I said I was homosexual, in order to tear the mask from those who are actually established."

Now officials are trying not to name the priest, but previously revealed that his name was Tommaso Steniko. He does not deny the fact that scandalous interview. It had taken a commercial channel La7, which filmed the program, an investigation of homosexual priests. The shooting took place in the office Steniko at the Vatican. His voice was distorted during installation, but friends and colleagues were able to learn it easily, reports BBC.

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