Jun 26th, 2009 | MIAMI -- A Miami priest who left the Catholic Church after photos surfaced of him kissing his girlfriend on the beach has married her at an Episcopal church.
The ceremony for 40-year-old Alberto Cutie (KOO'-tee-ay) and 35-year-old Ruhama Canellis was held Friday evening at St. Bernard de Clairvaux Episcopal Church in North Miami Beach. The two were legally married by a judge in Coral Gables last week.
The priest known as "Father Oprah" was removed from his South Beach parish last month after the photos were first made public. Cutie has said he met Canellis at church, and the two were friends for years before becoming romantically involved.
Cutie gave his first sermon before Episcopalians last month but is not yet an official priest in that religion.