Priest resigns after porn surfing revealed

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STRANGNAS, Sweden, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- A Swedish priest has resigned after allegedly downloading a computer virus picked up from pornography Web sites, officials said.

The Church of Sweden clergyman from Strangnas admitted to surfing porn sites and has resigned from his post because of the virus, which disabled his church's computer network, the Swedish Web site The Local reported Monday.


"He recently decided to resign," Charlotta Novosel, a legal spokeswoman for the church, told the newspaper Metro, adding that church authorities haven't decided if the clergyman should be defrocked.

"Priests are people too," Archbishop Anders Wejryd told the newspaper. "But I have no understanding at all for someone sitting and surfing for porn on the parish computers."

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