A Brazilian Bishop has resigned times soon after a video clip of him allegedly masturbating on a movie contact went viral.
The Vatican declared that Pope Francis approved the resignation of Bishop Tomé Ferreira da Silva, 60, of Sao Jose de Rio Preto, who verified to a local newspaper Diario da Regiao that it was, in point, him in the video clip, but supplied no extra comment.
The bishop has been subject to other Vatican investigations — which include masking up reviews of sexual abuse — and many in his diocese have petitioned for his removing given that 2014.
In 2015, the Vatican introduced an investigation into alleged embezzlement and getting a intimate romance with his driver.
In 2018, the Vatican opened an investigation into sexual abuses in Ferreira’s diocese, together with allegations he protected up some accusations. The Vatican also investigated da Silva’s described romance with an adolescent male, with whom he’d exchanged express sexual messages.
“We experienced by now signed a different petition, in 2014, inquiring for his substitution, but we received no reaction. This time, we hope that the church will pronounce alone, for the reason that following the online video, his existence in entrance of the diocese and in celebrations will be complicated,” Natalia Truzzi, one of the signers of the petition, told the Diario de Regiao, according to The Catholic Spirit.
The Vatican, the Brazilian bishops conference and Ferreira’s house diocese all introduced the resignation but have furnished no aspects on the induce, in accordance to reviews.
Ask for for comment on the bishop’s resignation went unanswered.
With Article wires