Father is away after video sex with man and police death

The case came to light during the investigation of the civil police about the death of a military police sergeant.
23/02/2018 16h20 - Updated 23/02/2018 16h20
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the Catholic Church moved the priest Edson Mauritius, from 50 years, responsible for Santo Expedito Parish, in Matao, in São Paulo, after a scandal involving a video, in which the religious appears in sex scenes with another man, and the murder of a police officer. The case came to light during the investigation of the civil police about the death of Sergeant Military Police Paulo Sérgio Arruda, from 43 years, killed with two shots, on Monday, 19. Police revealed that the police went to the residence of the priest to try to arrest the perpetrators of the video that extorted and ended up being killed by them.

The three suspects in the crime are arrested. One would be a married man 32 years that kept homosexual relationship with the priest for three years. The suspect decided for racketeering after his wife, suspicious case, She filed for divorce. The man shot the video and asked R $ 80 thousand to not disclose it. During negotiations, the priest asked for help to the police and was told to make an appointment with the former lover for the delivery of money. Even off, Sgt Arruda was home with two other officers in an attempt to give a blatant, but the man was armed with two cronies and there was reaction. The video, seized by police, It ended up being released in social networks.

The Diocese of San Carlos issued a statement on Thursday, 22, announcing the decision to remove the pastor.

“Before the images and facts attributed to Father Edson Mauritius, we are publicly clarify that canonical measures were taken immediately. Based on the Canon 1395, paragraphs 1 e 2 the Code of Canon Law, the priest was suspended from any and all activities, including the office of Parish Priest of Santo Expedito Parish, in the city of Matão.”

Still according to the note, “the Diocese of San Carlos, in the person of their bishop, Dom Paulo Cezar Costa, regrets and humbly apologizes to Catholics, the men and women of good will, By this act alone against morals and Gospel values; in a particular way to the faithful of Santo Expedito Parish, before this scandal situation caused by the priest's action”.

“We reaffirm that the Diocese of San Carlos does not condone actions that may generate the counter-witness of the values ​​of Christ and his Church.”

A note, signed by Father Robson Caramano, Diocese of communication advisor, regrets the death of the police and tells the priest follows the disposal of Justice for clarification case. Mauricio priest was not found. As parish information, he went out of town and did not return from the day of the crime.


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