- Nov 27, 2020
The decision of the Dutch diocese of Haarlem-Amsterdam to suspend and remove gay parish priest Pierre Valkering, was a legitimate one. So ruled both Pope Francis and the Congregation for the Clergy after the parish priest lodged an appeal in Rome.
A Pennsylvania Catholic priest is accused of stealing nearly $100,000 from his parish and spending it on a beach house and men he met on the Grindr dating app.
The Dutch diocese of Haarlem-Amsterdam was forced to deny that they removed a gay priest from his parish because of his homosexuality.
Pope Francis read a book on homosexuality in the Vatican and said he already knew that most of the clergy it mentioned were gay, a prominent advocate in the fight against clerical abuse said.
Italian Cardinal Giovanni Becciu provides contexts for Pope Benedict’s comments.
The Bishop of Haarlem-Amsterdam in the Netherlands has asked a gay priest to lay down his priestly duties “for the time being, and enter into a period of reflection.”