A Polish priest who came out as gay on the eve of a Vatican’s synod on the family has released to the BBC a copy.
Krzysztof Charamsa accuses the Catholic Church of making the lives of countless homosexual Catholics internationally “a hell”.
Pope Francis has yet to react.
In the Vatican, Monsignor Charamsa held a senior post until 3 October at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the section that upholds Roman Catholic doctrine.
The Vatican immediately stripped him of his post after he held a news conference in a restaurant in Rome to declare in a relationship and that he was both homosexual. Roman Catholic priests are meant to be celibate.