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Priest removed from ministry after video shows gay sex romp on church altar

The footage showed two men engaging in a sexual act on the altar of the church

2018-07-02

A priest has been removed from a ministry after a video emerged showing a “gay sex romp” on a church altar.

The footage, which surfaced earlier this year, shows two men engaging in a sexual act at the altar of a church in Kildorrery in Ireland, the Irish Mirror reported.

A church document, which has been seen by the publication, has now revealed that the priest has been removed from the ministry for “personal leave”.

A source said: “He has taken so-called personal leave to deal with his issues.

“It is understood he has been suffering from some mental difficulties and some addiction problems.

“When the video came to public attention he suffered a lot of adverse attention and in discussions with his bishop it was decided he would take time out.

“This has been a major scandal in the area and people are devastated by it all. The guards are investigating the incident and it is ongoing.”

The video allegedly showed two men engaging in a sex act and one was wearing priest vestments.