Ricardo Cacobelli, 41, announced that he gave up his cassock for love. “My heart fell in love,” the priest of the Diocese of Todi, when he told his story to the press, it was on Tuesday (the 13th), in the center of Italy.
“I never thought of the possibility of betraying my promises, but I want to try to live that love” Gualtiero sigismondoAccording to a statement by the diocese.
He, who also said the decision was difficult to make because he loves and respects the church, was suspended from service and began the process to return to the secular state. He said, “I can’t be consistent, transparent and right so far.”
“I thank Don Ricardo for all the service he has done so far. And, first of all, I wish you all the best sincerely that this decision was taken in complete independence, as he himself told me, Will guarantee you peace and tranquility ”, declared Bishop Sigindondi.
During Sunday Mass, Ricardo did not wait and communicated his feelings to the public, but according to the local newspaper II Corriere della SerraResidents of the priest’s hometown near Perugia already knew he was with a woman, whose identity was not disclosed.