Austrian Catholic Church Scandal Involves Orgies, Porn, Pictures

VIENNA, Austria — Roman Catholic leaders in Austria have called an emergency meeting — after the discovery of photos and videos allegedly depicting young priests having sex at a seminary.

News magazine Profil reported some 40,000 photos and an undisclosed number of films, including child pornography, were downloaded on computers at the seminary.

The magazine published several images purportedly showing young priests and their instructors kissing and fondling each other, and engaging in orgies and sex games.

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It says church officials first discovered the material a year ago on a computer at the seminary.

State television reports officials from the local diocese about 50 miles west of Vienna are meeting privately on the scandal. The seminary’s director and his deputy have reportedly resigned.

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