(AP) A Miami priest who left the Catholic Church after photos surfaced of him kissing his girlfriend criticizes church leaders in his new book.

 

Alberto Cutie- dubbed ``Father Oprah'' by the English-language media for his relationship advice -left the Roman Catholic Church in 2009 to become an Episcopal priest. The 41-year-old later married Ruhama Buni Canellis and the two have a daughter.

Cutie details his secret relationship in his new book, ``A Priest's Struggle with Faith and Love.''

Cutie writes he became disillusioned with ``bishops too concerned with their own images'' during child sex-abuse crises.

He says church leaders secretly accept homosexual and heterosexual relationships among priests but disapproved of his because it became public.


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