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Femicide row priest says not quitting but time off

Email 'fake', just 'period of rest and reflection'

27 December, 12:54
Femicide row priest says not quitting but time off (ANSA) - Genoa, December 27 - A priest who stirred a nationwide row by suggesting women "provoked" men to rape or murder on Thursday said he was not quitting but taking a "period of rest".

"The email saying I was stepping down was a fake," said Father Piero Corsi.

Father Corsi said his archbishop had advised him to take some time off for "reflection and rest".

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