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Michael Sam proposed to his fiancé at the Vatican

Nick Duffy January 17, 2015

Gay NFL star Michael Sam has revealed that he got engaged to fiancé inside Vatican City.

The football star – who became the first openly gay NFL player during brief spells with the St Louis Rams and the Dallas Cowboys – announced his engagement to boyfriend Vito Cammisano earlier this month.

He has now revealed that the pair actually got engaged in the heart of the Catholic church – on the roof of St Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City.

It comes the week that Pope Francis attacked same-sex marriage, saying those who support it are attempting to “disfigure God’s plan for creation”.

Speaking at a mass in Manila, Pope Francis warned that the family is “threatened” by people who want to ““redefine the very institution of marriage”.

Michael Sam posted a picture of himself down on one knee in front of Cammisano – who he met at the University of Missouri – writing “@vitcamm thank you for making my 25th birthday a very special one.”

The pair have posted a number of photos from their trip to Europe, visiting London, Madrid and Rome.

In a recent interview with Oprah Winfrey, Sam revealed that a number of players who remain in the closet had been in touch with him.

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