A catholic priest named Riccardo Ceccobelli left his church members surprised after confessing that he will be resigning from the ways of church after falling in love.
The Catholic priest opened up to his parishioners on Sunday, April 11 that he will be hanging up his cassock for love.
The man of God has been the priest of the central Italy Parish for 6 years according to him, he has never transgressed against the promises he made.
“My heart is in love although I have never had the opportunity to transgress the promises I made. “I want to try to live this love without repressing it, without pushing it away,” Riccardo said.
According to sources, the priest has been suspended from his duties and formalities and will be returned to the lay state.
Riccardo however received blessings from Bishop Gualtiero Sigismondi who has been by his side even when he released his resigning statement.
“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.”
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