It was on Oct. 5 that Fr. Turrión acknowledged that he had had another child with the woman several years ago. He expressed his intention to leave priestly ministry, and asked for a dispensation from the obligations of ordination.
In his letter, Fr. Turrión stated he had already decided to leave the priesthood while he was still rector of Mater Ecclesiae.
"Out of love and respect for my companions at Mater and the seminarians and their bishops, or out of weakness and shame as well, I did not ask to be relieved of my responsibilities. I did do it, though, when my three-year term as rector was up. I ask everyone forgiveness for the lack of trust that this implies."
Fr. Turrión also noted in his letter that he had not used money from his position as rector to support his children, but only "donations that my friends gave me for my personal use."
"I accept my responsibility. Without fear of the future, I put everything in God's hands and am resolved to continue 'doing the truth' in my life. Yes, the truth, since although I have hidden this until recently out of weakness, when I began the canonical process a few weeks ago, I am 'doing the truth' before God," Fr. Turrión wrote. "I am at peace and in harmony with God through the sacrament of confession. I am at peace because I have prayed, asking Our Lord to give me light and to come clean with myself and my superiors."
Fr. Turrión wrote that "I write this to take full responsibility for my actions. I do not blame anyone except myself. With this text I want to leave things clear, ask forgiveness for the scandal, and request your prayers. I never felt I was above anyone else, and therefore I can consider my actions in great peace and humility and ask God and you for pardon."
"I ask forgiveness for my bad example and the negative witness I have given … As always, I ask, if possible more than ever, that you pray for me and remember me before the Lord."