From THE GLOBE AND MAIL:
Italy’s Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday fired a priest who said he could “understand” how pedophilia by clergy could occur because some children yearned for affection. The diocese of Trento, in northern Italy, said Father Gino Flaim, 75, was removed from his position at a parish and was banned from preaching.
“Unfortunately there are children who seek affection because they don’t get it at home and then if they find some priest he can even give in (to the temptation). I understand this,” Flaim said in an interview on the private La 7 network on Tuesday.
Asked if the children were in some way responsible, he replied: “In many cases, yes.”