Married man to become local priest

Posted at: 01/24/2013 10:24 AM

A married man and father of three is about to become a priest in the Catholic church and he will be serving in a local parish.

Reverend John Cornelius will be among the first 30 in the nation to be ordained. The ordination is this weekend in Buffalo..

Cornelius used to be a priest in the Episcopal Church. Under an order made last year by Pope Benedict, married former priests from the Episcopal and Anglican religions can become catholic priests.

Cornelius will lead the fellowship of Saint Alban in Henrietta in the Diocese of Rochester.