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Vatican Details Stance Against Gay Men in Priesthood

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Vatican Details Stance Against Gay Men in Priesthood

Vatican Details Stance Against Gay Men in Priesthood

Vatican Details Stance Against Gay Men in Priesthood

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The Vatican says practicing homosexuals and those with strong tendencies toward homosexuality should not be allowed to enter the priesthood. According to a leaked document confirmed by the Vatican, gay men who are sexually active or support "gay culture" will be unwelcome in seminary unless they have overcome their homosexual tendencies for at least three years. The document was to be released officially next week. Religion correspondent Barbara Bradley Hagerty has the details.