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Priest Presley

'Father has left the building'

October 17, 2007

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5:30 PM -- Reuters reports on a priest who hopes to someday join Jesus in the Kingdom of Rock 'n' Roll:

  • Romanian-born Antonio Petrescu believes you can worship God and Elvis at the same time: as a Catholic priest and Elvis Presley impersonator, he finds his spiritual inspiration in the late rock legend.

(Sounds like somebody's mixing up "Grace" with "Graceland.")

  • "People ask me 'How can you reconcile Elvis impersonations with your choice of professional work?'" said Petrescu, who puts on his glittery suits and swivels his hips when not working as a parish priest in the Italian town of Avezzano.

He's also been known to refer to sinners in his parish as "hound dogs."

  • The 34-year-old's Web site (www.antoniupetrescu.com) has two separate entries -- one for the priest, another for the artist, which talks about his "fiery voice" and discography including the singles "Lovin' Arms" and "Reach out to Jesus".

Hmm... No mention of Viva Las Vegas?

— Red Panda, Elvis Saves, Light Reading

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