Polish Priest Fired, Then Suspended after Coming Out on Eve of Synod

The day before the start of the 2015 Synod on the Family, the Vatican fired Monsignor Krzysztof Charamsa after the theologian disclosed that he is gay and in a relationship to the Italian newspaper Corriere della Serra. Charamsa had worked at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith since 2003. Less than three weeks later, the Associated Press reported that Charamsa was suspended by his home diocese of Pelplin, Poland. The punishment “can be reversed” depending on Charamsa’s “future comportment.”

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