An Italian priest has been urged to resign after posting comments claiming women provoke violence against themselves.
Father Piero Corsi has sparked a wave of protests after sticking this flyer on the door of his San Terenzo church in the northern region of Liguria.
The lengthy text accuses women of ratcheting tensions in family life and inciting sexual attacks.
“The fact is that women are increasingly the cause.. and end up exacerbating tensions by leaving children to themselves, keep dirty houses, put cold dishes on the table, buy fast food and provide filthy clothes,” it reads.
The bulletin also examines sexual violence against women, noting that women and girls often “go around dressed provocatively”.
Explaining his controversial comments Corsi apologised saying: All that’s happened has far exceeded my expectations and certainly my intentions. I need now to take a period of rest to take again my path in a serene way.”
But in a later interview he appeared to backtrack on his mea culpa, accusing the journalist of being gay for refusing to talk about pictures of naked women.
Several women’s rights groups have reacted angrily and called for both the Pope and prime minister to speak out.
Father Corsi says he has no plans to quit but will take some time off work for a period of what he calls rest and reflection.
Copyright © 2014 euronewsMore about:
- 1Islamic State militants threaten US over air strikes in Iraq
- 2Orange alert: Iceland warns Europe’s airlines of possible volcanic eruption
- 3Islamic State militants ‘behead’ US reporter in video
- 4James Foley ‘beheading’: UK’s Cameron in emergency meetings
- 5Urban warfare as Ukraine forces move in on rebel strongholds
- 1Orange alert: Iceland warns Europe’s airlines of possible volcanic eruption
- 2Islamic State militants threaten US over air strikes in Iraq
- 3Missing Liberian Ebola patients found as ZMapp raises hope of a cure
- 4Donetsk rebels stand firm as Kyiv blames them for the continuing violence
- 5Ukrainian army enters Luhansk in heavy fighting
- 1Everything you need to know about the Ebola virus
- 2#ن: How an Arabic letter was reclaimed to support Iraq’s persecuted Christians
- 3Putin says Moscow does not want war or confrontation
- 4Orange alert: Iceland warns Europe’s airlines of possible volcanic eruption
- 5Ukraine’s aid reaches east as Russian convoy remains stalled
- 1#ن: How an Arabic letter was reclaimed to support Iraq’s persecuted Christians | euronews, world news
- 2Ellen MacArthur: making waves on a journey to a circular economy | euronews, the global conversation
- 3Air Algerie loses contact with plane from Ouagadougou to Algiers | euronews, world news
- 4Putin T-Shirts flying off the shelves at Moscow megastore | euronews, world news
- 5Malta opera star Joseph Calleja’s summer concert draws big crowd | euronews, le mag
- 6Moscow claims Ukrainian jet flew close to Malaysian airliner | euronews, world news
- 7Everything you need to know about the Ebola virus | euronews, world news
- 8Massive Swedish forest fire is declared a national emergency | euronews, world news
- 9Hong Kong gets smart on mobility | euronews, urban visions
- 10Portugal hopes to become a pensioner’s paradise with zero tax offer | euronews, reporter
- 11Beyond the subconscious | euronews, futuris
- 12Eastern Ukrainians ‘hate Russian-led guerrillas’ — Arseniy Yatsenyuk | euronews, interview
- 13Romania buys into bitcoin big time | euronews, corporate
- 14Poland wants compensation from the EU for Russian import ban | euronews, world news
- 15A robot that grows | euronews, futuris
- 16EU’s Russia sanctions doing more harm than good says Hungary’s PM Orban | euronews, world news
- 17Iceland warns Europe’s airlines of possible volcanic eruption | euronews, world news
- 18Turkey’s women have the last laugh | euronews, world news
- 19Greek farmers suffer in economic war between Russia and EU | euronews, economy
- 20Man, 27, fails in suicide bid after tigers reject chance to eat him | euronews, world news
Wires > News
- 19:26 CET Iranian parliament sacks minister, in setback for Rouhani
- 19:19 CET ICRC says seized aid workers in western Afghanistan freed
- 18:52 CET IAEA report to show Iran meeting nuclear deal terms – diplomats
- 18:36 CET Liberian police fire live bullets to disperse Ebola protest
- 18:25 CET Libya restarts oil exports from biggest port as fighting rages in…
- 18:19 CET Juppe joins race for French presidency in challenge to Sarkozy
- 17:59 CET Dozens injured in Central African Republic capital as militia…
- 17:48 CET Ebola fears slowing tourist flow to Africa