A GAY priest defrocked by the Vatican who left for Barcelona with his Catalan boyfriend has blasted the Catholic Church.

Krzysztof Charamsa was sacked after admitting he was gay before a bishop’s meeting in Rome on family values.

KRZYSZTOF CHARAMSA: Gay priest criticises Vatican
KRZYSZTOF CHARAMSA: Gay priest criticises Vatican

The 43-year-old Polish priest left for Barcelona with boyfriend Eduard three weeks ago and revealed many of his former Vatican colleagues were gay.

“I know many people who were in the Vatican who were gay. You must hate it, you must hide it.

“It’s a problem of irrational homophobic violence of the Catholic church. Hypocrisy.”

Charamsa worked for 12 years in the Vatican before writing his resignation letter to Pope Francis.