There are worse sins than priests having sex: Archbishop

An African archbishop has said there are worse sins than priests who have promised to be celibate having sex.

Archbishop Peter Akwasi Sarpong, who is Archbishop emeritus of Kumasi archdiocese in Ghana, was responding to people accusing priests of having sex.

“Of course it is against their vows and it is inimical to the growth of the Church,” the archbishop said, adding that there are ecclesiastical consequences.

But a priest having sex when he shouldn’t is a sin of weakness, Archbishop Sarpong said.

The archbishop gave examples of worse sins – stealing money, oppression and politicians killing people when attaining power.

He admitted that the priest-sex issue has gained prominence because of priests engaging in sex to the detriment of others.

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