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Italy: LGBT-supporting priest who called for an openly gay Pope dies at 84

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  1. Well, he got it half right, I guess.

    And aside from the repression goof, I wonder when any Catholic priest is “free to express” his sexuality.

  2. My respects to the poor man – probably some crackpot church will say he died bacause of his support for LGBT issues – i prefer to think he just succumbed to natural causes

  3. If there is any priest whom I could be driven, or bribed, or beaten into confessing to, it would be this one, but this one only!

    “Blessed me, Father, for I have sinned . . . except I haven’t . . . and I don’t believe in supernatural beings . . . “

  4. Marcwebbo3 22 May 2013, 9:52pm

    Saddened by this….he seemed a nice man and surprisingly for a priest very enlightened….well I hope his God welcomed him with open arms

    1. Christopher Coleman 23 May 2013, 5:33am

      If you but knew it, there are many enlightened priests and nuns around. They just don’t push themselves forward like the idiot-type Christians. e.g. the USA’s famous Westboro Baptists.

      1. An enlightened priest is a priest who ditches the mumbo-jumbo and lives without the crutch of religion. A priest who sticks with the mumbo-jumbo is not enlightened.

  5. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family. Thank you for your strength and serenity in face of great adversity. Good night and god bless

  6. He was a member of one of the worst enemies of the LGBT community in the human history: the Catholic Church. He was an incoherent man, not catholic at all, but still he preferred to have the catholic priest salary, than no salary at all. How hypocritical!

    1. You just want to put every priest in the same basket. You’re not better than those stupid crackpots like the Westboro baptist church

  7. Technically he wasn’t a catholic priest anymore, he was obviously marginalized within the church and then started his own community. If only religious people were all like him…

  8. Oh for more brave men like him.
    His example is one I think Jesus will greet him with, ” Well done for loving my marginalised people.”

  9. Tom Cotner 23 May 2013, 3:48pm

    He got his gay popes — many times over, as well as gay bishops and gay priests.
    They simply have all been in the closet, living lies.

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