A Catholic priest is now making the headlines in Italy after having decided to come out on Facebook on International Coming Out Day (11 October).
‘I am gay. Or, better, I am a happily gay priest,’ he stated.
Don Mario Bonfanti, 41, is a priest in Pagnano, near Lecco, in the Italian region of Lombardy. And his openness about his sexuality is something of a revolution.
Openly gay priests, in Italy, are a rarity. The Italian Catholic church is know for not being tolerant of LGBT people.