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ROME (RNS) Payments totaling more than $460,000 reportedly began with the aim of helping the family of the cash-strapped Gypsy woman but were soon made in order to prevent her from revealing evidence of the affair with an elderly priest.

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  1. This story too opens up the debate on Celibacy of the priesthood recently sparked off by His Holiness the Pope.
    Need arises to re-think on the question with open mind so as to prevent scandal which may destroy the credibility and the sanctity of priesthood. Marriage is a sacred relationship instituted by Church herself and why impose celibacy on priests without making it an option fort those who have the strength and commitment whole heatedly?
    Let it be debated with responsibility. Over to the priests themselves.
    Let us pray for the Church and the priests.

  2. Isn’t this a case really of the entire blame being put on the woman? Wasn’t there the involved of two people in the affair? Not only the person seen at fault to be a woman, but also she belonged to the vilified group, called Gypsys – which of course, puts the full blame on her and nothing on the priest. We should rethink what the situation was, and acknowledge what occurred.

  3. Isn’t this a case really of the entire blame being put on the woman? Wasn’t there the involvement of two people in the affair? Not only is the person seen at fault to be a woman, but also she belonged to the vilified group, called Gypsys – which of course, puts the full blame on her and nothing on the priest! We should rethink what the situation was, and acknowledge what occurred.

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