Father Alberto Cutie’s decision was a difficult one, but his options were simple. Alberto Cutie had to choose to dump his girlfriend Ruhama Buni Canellis or remain with the Roman Catholic Church.
The prominent Latin priest chose his lady friend and has joined the Episcopal Church instead.
Father Oprah gave a press conference on Thursday where he announced the news. The Episcopal bishop, a half-dozen Episcopal priests and his girlfriend Ruhama Buni Canellis were all standing behind him. During the conference, Alberto didn’t mention his scandalous relationship or his future with his ho.
He did say in a statement that he “began to have spiritual and deep ideological struggles” and “has seen the ways that many of my brothers serve God as married men, with the blessing of forming a family.”
Cutie was removed from his Miami Beach Catholic church after photos of him smooching and embracing a woman appeared in the pages of a Spanish-language magazine earlier this month. With his leading man good looks, appearances in local newspapers’ social pages and as the host of a TV show, Cutie is one of South Florida’s most recognizable characters.
Alberto is scheduled to deliver a sermon at his new church this Sunday. The Episcopal Church allows its priests to engage in grown folk’s business while the Catholic Church requires them to be celibate.
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