posted on January 23, 2013 12:58
Catholic Diocese of Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone is set to ordain the region's first married Roman Catholic priest this coming weekend.
Malone Saturday will ordain John Cornelius, a former Episcopal priest who converted to Catholicism with his wife two years ago.
Cornelius is being accepted into the clergy under a stipulation by Pope Benedict last year that welcomes Episcopalians and Anglicans into the Catholic Church.
After being ordained, Cornelius will lead a small group of former Anglicans who worship at a Catholic church in Henrietta.