Vatican Fires Priest For Coming Out As Gay

Pope Francis may be the most “liberal” Pope there ever was, but the Vatican still isn’t.

The Polish Monsignor Krysztof Olaf Charamsa held a press conference on Saturday in Rome, calling on Pope Francis to revise the Catholic stance on homosexuality, so that it is no longer a “sin.”

Charamsa told reporters with his partner Eduard in tow:

“My decision of ‘coming out’ is a very personal decision in the homophobic world of the Catholic Church. It has been very difficult and very hard. I ask that you keep in mind this reality that is difficult to understand for anyone who has not lived through an identical passage in their own life. The timing is not intended to pressurize anyone, but maybe a good pressure, in fact a Christian participation, a Christian voice that wants to bring to the synod the response of the homosexual believers to the questioning of Pope Francis.”

Sure enough, after Charamsa’s announcement, the Vatican said that he “will certainly be unable” to continue in his role with the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and the Pontifical universities.

Needless to say, the Catholic church still has a long way to go.

[CNN]