A Brazilian bishop has resigned a week after a video of him masturbating was leaked. Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Tome Ferreira da Silva and has appointed a temporary replacement.
In the video that was posted on social media, the cleric can be seen as he pleases himself during a video call.
According to the newspaper Diario da Regiao, the bishop has confirmed it is him and wants to know who posted the video.
The Vatican had been investigating the man for some time because he would not have acted against priests who were guilty of sexual abuse.
Tome Ferreira da Silva had previously exchanged sexually explicit messages with a young man.