Fired Vatican priest: ‘Coming out was an act of desperation’

Krzysztof Charamsa, left, and his boyfriend Eduard, surname not given, pose for a photo as they leave a restaurant after a news conference in downtown Rome, Saturday Oct. 3, 2015. The Vatican on Saturday fired Charamsa who came out as gay on the eve of a big meeting of the world's bishops to discuss church outreach to gays, divorcees and more traditional Catholic families.

Krzysztof Charamsa, left, and his boyfriend Eduard, surname not given, pose for a photo as they leave a restaurant after a news conference in downtown Rome, Saturday Oct. 3, 2015. The Vatican on Saturday fired Charamsa who came out as gay on the eve of a big meeting of the world's bishops to discuss church outreach to gays, divorcees and more traditional Catholic families. AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino

Monsignor Krzysztof Charamsa, left, and his boyfriend Eduard, surname not given, pose for a photo as they leave a restaurant after a news conference in downtown Rome, Saturday Oct. 3, 2015. The Vatican on Saturday fired Charamsa who came out as gay on the eve of a big meeting of the world's bishops to discuss church outreach to gays, divorcees and more traditional Catholic families. AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino

Monsignor Krzysztof Charamsa, left, and his boyfriend Eduard, surname not given, pose for a photo as they leave a restaurant after a news conference in downtown Rome, Saturday Oct. 3, 2015. The Vatican on Saturday fired Charamsa who came out as gay on the eve of a big meeting of the world’s bishops to discuss church outreach to gays, divorcees and more traditional Catholic families.

The BBC reports that the Polish priest who was recently fired from his job on the heels of coming out claims that his decision to publicly admit his sexuality was “an act of desperation.”

Earlier this month, Monsignore Krzysztof Charamsa came out — and chose the lead-up to a synod (being held in Rome to discuss, among other things, homosexuality) to do it.

“We must think about all families,” he opined, “not only families like my (heterosexual) parents.”

The Vatican described his actions as “very serious and irresponsible” but insisted his dismissal had nothing to do with his homosexuality but was due to the timing of his announcement.

Listen to the segment — which was originally broadcast on 5 Live Breakfast — below:

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