Monday, January 21, 2013

Fr Tony Flannery: 'threatened with Excommunication'

A Catholic priest has claimed he has been threatened with excommunication from the church because of his views on matters such as women's ordination.

Fr Tony Flannery, a high-profile Irish priest, is known for his liberal views on contraception and homosexuality.

Last year, he was disciplined by the Vatican's watchdog, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF).

He claims he has now been asked to sign a pledge, supporting official church teaching on sexual matters.

IRELAND

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