TORONTO, October 20, 2005 ( – Vision Television, a Canadian television station, that claims openness to religions, is set to air a program in which a Catholic priest is to “come out” as homosexual. A press release for the upcoming program is entitled, “360 Vision Exclusive: a gay Catholic priest comes out.”

The release states, “On Thursday, Oct. 20 at 10 p.m. ET , VisionTV ‘s signature current affairs series 360 Vision presents a special report on the renewed debate over gays in the Catholic priesthood – and elicits a startling revelation from one priest. Defying the Vatican, he declares his homosexuality on camera – making him the first Canadian priest to come out publicly.”

The Canadian priest interviewed on 360 Vision says he is celibate. He also estimates that as many as 50% of all priests in Canada are gay.