One Irish priest will be taking a leave of absence following the discovery of his leaked nudes and presence on gay hook-up phone app Grindr.
35 year-old Father Rory Coyle of Armagh, Northern Island is a curate and former chaplain for St. Catherine's College and was outed by an unnamed source, according to Pink News.
The source spoke out to Thinking Catholicism after allegedly meeting and sexting the priest on Grindr.
“[Coyle is] a dirty bastard; orgies in Dublin, gay beaches in Portugal, renting rooms by the hour in Soho in London for sex meets,” he wrote in an email to the blog. “He's a total pervert … You can relax. I'm over 18 so at least he's not a paedo.”
Shortly after his discovery, Coyle deleted his Grindr and was removed from his clerical job, according to LGBTQ Nation.
According to the email, Coyle spoke out against homosexuality while in the clergy. “He's just a hypocrite. Denouncing gay people from the pulpit and then shagging guys when no one is looking.”
There is no indication that Coyle committed any illegal actions.