Italian priest flashed himself at two girls

Italian priest flashed himself at two girls
Father Giuseppe Canavese was a parish priest in Millesimo.Photo: Davide Papalini/Wikimedia Commons
A priest in the northern Italian city of Savona has been hit with a €7,500 fine after exposing himself on a street to two young girls, allegedly while drunk.

Father Giuseppe Canavese, aged 50, was wearing civilian clothes when he pulled down his trousers on a busy street in the seaport city and flashed at two young girls, La Repubblica reported.

Local newspaper, Savona News, said that he was drunk at the time of the incident,  and allegedly told police he “needed to urinate”.

Canavese, who has been the parish priest for the town of Millesimo since 2010, has also been temporarily removed from his post and ordered by the Church to undertake "a period of reflection" as a "preventative measure".

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