Italy: Openly Gay Governor Who Advocated for Marriage Equality Makes Up With Church

Written by scott on March 21st, 2013
Sicily Governor Rosario Crocetta

Photo by Gianfranco Galvano

The governor of Sicily, an openly gay man who was banned from church after saying the country should have a female pope and marriage equality, made up with the priest who banned him. Pink News reports:

The openly-gay Governor Rosario Crocetta, said that he met up with Father Luigi Petralia, a parish priest in Gela, and that they “embraced” after the spat. “This affair belongs to the debate over ideas and the case is closed,” said Crocetta. Last week, during a TV interview with L7, the centre-left governor compared himself to Galileo, the 17th century Italian astronomer who was forced by the church to deny his discovery that the earth revolved around the sun, reports Ansa. He said that the church should have ”a woman pope, married priests and even to celebrate gay marriage”.

We just hope he continues to stand up for marriage equality.

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1 Comments so far ↓

  1. Arturo Schultz says:

    Maybe he has ” high hopes” for Francis

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