Father Piero Corsi
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Priest's domestic violence comments cause anger

A priest from a seaside village in northern Italy has provoked outrage by saying that women who are victims of domestic and sexual violence often bring the abuse on themselves.

Father Piero Corsi made the comments in an article he posted in his church, but his writing has reached a far wider audience after being circulated on the internet.

Richard Forrest reports.

  • 28 Dec 2012
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