Priest Publishes ‘Controversial’ Autobiography

Priest Publishes ‘Controversial’ Autobiography

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This past Sunday, Pierre Valerking was a man of the hour, celebrating twenty-five years in the priesthood. However, he took this opportunity to reveal his autobiography, titled Ontkleed Niet Naakt Staan (Do Not Undress Naked) which details his experiences as a gay man who became endowed with the Church while still struggling with his sexuality.   The Netherlands Times wrote that “[w]earing a pink robe, which he was allowed to wear because the color is part of the fourth Sunday of Lent, the fifty-seven-year-old priest criticized the silence that reigns around homosexuality in the church,” while Dutch News wrote that Valerking “told the congregation about his visits …