A former Anglican minister with a wife and young family is the first in Liverpool to be ordained a Catholic priest.
Father Jonathan Brown needed special permission - known as a “dispensation” - from Pope Benedict XVI to be exempted from the traditional vow of celibacy.
And there is nothing to stop him from having more children if he wishes. Only if Fr Jonathan outlives his wife will he have to follow the strict rule of celibacy to which all Catholic priests are bound.
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Posted October 3, 2012 at 4:00 pm
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