Vatican doctrinal official steps down over sexual advances to nun

Posted January 29, 2019 7:49 pm by Editor

Vatican doctrinal official steps down over sexual advances to nun

VATICAN – An Austrian priest under canonical investigation stepped down as an official at the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in an effort “to limit the damage already done to the congregation and to his community,” the doctrinal office said.The priest, Father Hermann Geissler, “affirms that the accusation made against him is untrue and asks that the canonical process already initiated continue. He also reserves the right for possible civil legal action,” the office said in a note released by the Vatican press office Jan. 29.The 53-year-old theologian, who is a member of a community called The

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