Trento, Italy — A Catholic priest was suspended this week after defending pedophilia during a television interview.
During the interview, the reverend Gino Flaim claimed to “understand pedophilia” and said it’s caused by the child’s attempt to find affection.
He told Italy’s La7 television channel, “I’ve been to lots of schools, and I know children. Unfortunately, there are children who seek affection because they don’t receive it at home and I understand that some priests can give up. Pedophilia is a sin, and like all sins has to be accepted.”
When the interviewer asked Flaim, “So, you actually mean that most of the time it’s because of the kid’s fault?”
Flaim responded by saying, “Yes, most of the time.”
After condoning pedophilia and blaming it on the child, this holy man went on to bash homosexuality, calling it a “disease.”
According to UPI, Flaim’s comments resulted in his immediate suspension from his position at Trento’s San Giuseppe and Pio X parish, and came as Pope Francis convened a global synod of 300 bishops on family issues, including the church’s attitude toward homosexuality.
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