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A priest of the Archdiocese of Częstochowa, serving in Great Britain, who posed in a gay calendar, has been removed from ministry and from holding all offices and from pastoral work – the Częstochowa curia announced on Friday.

Gazeta.pl reported a few days ago that a Polish priest delegated to London was recognized in photos in a gay calendar and that the faithful informed the priest's superiors about the matter. The portal, citing the chancellor of the Polish Catholic Mission in England and Wales, added that the priest resigned from the office of parish priest. Photos from the said calendar have appeared on the Internet.

The case was addressed by the Częstochowa curia, which in a statement posted on its website on Friday announced the initiation of administrative criminal proceedings provided for by canon law and apologized to all those who felt scandalized.

“Surprise, pain and deep embarrassment”

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“The Metropolitan Curia in Częstochowa received with surprise, pain and deep embarrassment reports regarding a clergyman under its supervision working in the structures of the Polish Catholic Mission in England and Wales. So far, no one has informed us about the priest's improper moral attitude,” reads the statement, signed by the press spokesman of the Archdiocese of Częstochowa priest Mariusz Bakalarz.

“After verifying the press information and receiving evidence, in cooperation with the Polish Catholic Mission in England and Wales, we initiated administrative criminal proceedings provided for by canon law. Due to the seriousness of the allegations and the scandal caused, the priest was immediately dismissed from the ministry and from holding all offices and from pastoral work “- added the spokesman.

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Representatives of the archdiocese thanked the faithful who reported the priest's behavior. Everyone who knows about any other inappropriate situations involving this priest is asked to immediately inform the Metropolitan Curia in Częstochowa.

“We apologize to all those scandalized by the reprehensible and offensive actions of the priest. We declare that the allegations will be thoroughly investigated and the evil will be severely punished,” wrote Fr. Bachelor

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