“I’m in Miami Beach with my new husband. God is good” says Astoria Rev. Juan Andres Quevedo-Bosch.
By Ilija Sekulovski
Rev. Juan Andres Quevedo-Bosch, 59, divorced his wife, 73, to marry a much younger man.
The Cuban born Rev, who is the archdeacon of Queens and rector of the Church of the Redeemer in Astoria used Facebook to announce his marriage in a Los Angelos church, New York Post reported.
The event came as somewhat of a surprise, with a number of the Reverends flock failing to attend mass at the church.
However, a petition had been started which was going around, urging people to sign in order for the Rev to stay, after he had publicly offered to resign. Many of his parishioners signed the petition, with some opting to attend another church.
The Rev told the New York Post, that he had been in touch with his bishop and congregation about the divorce and marriage, also stating that he would keep his personal life private in the future.
In 2003, the Episcopal Church consecrated its first openly gay Bishop, Gene Robinson (now retired), who divorced his wife to marry his husband, which he divorced from in 2014.