An Italian escort has outed 40 Italian Roman Catholic priests as being gay because he said that he could no longer tolerate their hypocrisy.
Francesco Mangiacapara is reported to have sent a 1,200 document to Cardinal Cresenzio Sepe at the archdiocese of Naples.
He claims that one of the priests sent him intimate photos on WhatsApp.
The archdiocese of Naples acknowledged receipt of the document and said that it had been forwarded to the Vatican because “there remains the gravity of the cases for which those who have erred must pay the price, and be helped to repent for the harm done”.
He also said that none of the named priests worked in Naples, and none of them had been accused of having sex with minors.
Mangiacapara said that he was no longer working as an escort.
“We are talking about sins, not crimes. I only want this out so that these people will stop preaching hatred towards gays,” he said.