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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 06:30 PM

Italian priest steps in it...

An Italian priest has stepped in it over comments on domestic violence;

(Reuters) - An Italian priest has provoked outrage after putting up an article that said women were partly to blame for encouraging domestic violence by failing to clean their houses and cook properly and for wearing tight and provocative clothing.

Italian media reported that parish priest Piero Corsi fixed a text to the bulletin board of his church in the northern village of San Terenzo di Lerici, which said women should engage in "healthy self criticism" over the issue of femicide, or men murdering women.

Domestic violence against women is a serious problem in Italy although a report by a United Nations mission in June said it was "largely invisible and underreported".

The text, posted on a website by a conservative Catholic named Bruno Volpe, attacked pornography and erotic television advertising but said women shared the blame for "provoking the worst instincts, which then turn into violence and sexual abuse".

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Mon Dec 31, 2012, 09:56 AM

1. A protest was held during Mass yesterday.

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Tue Jan 1, 2013, 06:32 AM

2. It's called "Blaming the Victim"

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