MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Archdiocese of Miami said one of their priests has fathered a child.

Monsignor Chanel Jeanty, who serves as pastor at Saint James Catholic Church in North Miami, learned last month that he has a child.

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The archdiocese said the child was conceived in a relationship that ended over a year ago.

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Jeanty has since reached out to the mother and plans to contribute to the support of the child.

The archdiocese said in a statement Jeanty will continue to serve and seek forgiveness from his parishioners.

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Catholic priests take vows of chastity and as such are not permitted to get married or have children.

CBSMiami.com Team