Can homosexuals enter the priesthood?

If a homosexual man has embraced chastity and sexual purity, has not lost his virginity, and is free from any sinful sexual addictions, can he be accepted into the priesthood?

 According to the Vatican document [vatican.va/roman_curia/co...uzione_en.html](http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/co...uzione_en.html) --> what exactly are "deep seated homosexual tendencies" ?

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