Priest to fight parishioner in charity boxing match

A Catholic priest is donning his boxing gloves for a charity fight next month.

Fr Pierre “Jalapeno” Pepper, parish priest of St Rynagh’s in Banagher, Co Offaly, will be squaring up to parishioner Jared “The Artful Dodger” Madden to raise money for the St Vincent de Paul Society and the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association.

The pair have been interviewed by the BBC and appeared on The Late Late Show after a video of Fr Pepper calling out his opponent went viral.

Fr Pepper said he was enjoying his five minutes of fame but would be keeping out of the way of his bishop. Contiue reading

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