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Catholic Priest suspended after announcing he’s found love


Reverend Father Riccardo Ceccobelli, Catholic Priest, hangs up cassock and suspended as he announces he’s found love.

Churchgoers in a town in central Italy assembled for Mass as usual but were not ready for the confession they got from their own parish priest.

Reverend Father Riccardo Ceccobelli, 42, revealed on Sunday, April 11, inside the San Felice church in Massa Martana, in Perugia, that he had fallen in love.

“I cannot not continue to be coherent, transparent and correct with regards to her (the Church), as I have always been so far,” Ceccobelli told his parishioners, according to a statement published on Tuesday, April 13, by the diocese.

“My heart is in love although I have never had the opportunity to transgress the promises I made,” he explained.

“I want to try to live this love without repressing it, without pushing it away.” He added

Ceccobelli, who for six years has been the priest of the small town of over 3,550 inhabitants, received the blessing of his superior, Bishop Gualtiero Sigismondi, who was at the priest’s side when he addressed the parish, according to the statement.

The priest, whose story was reported in national newspapers Tuesday, has been suspended from his duties and formalities have begun to return him to the lay state.

“All my gratitude to Don Riccardo for the service done so far,” said Bishop Sigismondi.

“Above all my most sincere wishes go to Don Riccardo that this choice, made in full freedom as he confided to me, may ensure him serenity and peace.”




  1. A man must make a decision! His decision should be respected! Instead of fornicating, its better u get married & fornicate with ur lovely wedded wife in peace 😇

  2. I guess he has impregnated a woman during service, so to avoid embarrassment before the pregnancy will be shown, he had to step down from being a priest.
    Enjoy life jare

  3. This is just a perfect example that you cannot cheat nature..

    No matter how religious and spiritual you claim to be, you cannot cheat nature.

    Its either you’re pretending, doing it in secret or you’re not healthy enough..

    You’re a human with flesh and blood.. Never deny that.🚶🚶

  4. I love his decision. However quitting in priestoral doesn’t stop him from serving God or living a Godly life. The choice he made is better than secretly practicing fornication . God bless you dear #PRIEST I love your courage and sincerity.

    Also note that marriage is biblical by choice . The Bible does it say marriage is not for everyone.

    1 Corinthians 7:1-3 Now for the matters you wrote about: It is good for a man not to marry. But since there is so much immorality, each man should have his own wife, and each woman her own husband.The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband.

    #Dear_Priest God bless you,I love your sincerity. please go ahead since you ve foundd love, get married to her and your marriage shall be fruitful in Jesus name Amen.


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