A Roman Catholic priest has confessed he broke his vow of celibacy by fathering two children, to his congregation during Mass.
Father Oscar Ornopia’s public confession in Cebu, the Philippines, revealed he fathered two sons with a woman and asked for forgiveness, according to Victor Maliluya – president of a church pastoral council.
Maliluya says Ornopia deliberately did not wear a ceremonial sash used for Mass, when he made his confession to churchgoers.
He quoted the priest as saying: “I feel that I’m no longer worthy to say Mass with you now because of the incident that had happened. That I have two sons is true, so please forgive me because I have sinned against my vow of celibacy.”
i am an american married to a Filippino. I have know Father Oscar for many years and he is a wonderful person. I miss him so much. I am married to my wife now for 38 years and before i die I wish to see or speak to father oscar. If anyone knows where he is pls let me know. We met him when he was assigned to the parish is Kawit Cebu. He has a special palce in our hearts. Pls respond