Priest Suspects Cuban Spies Snapped Him With Lover

Cutié says girlfriend is the love of his life
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 14, 2009 7:20 AM CDT

(Newser) – A celebrity priest photographed cavorting with his girlfriend on a beach has hinted Cuban spies might have been tailing him, the Miami Herald reports. "I knew that during some time I was being followed," Father Alberto Cutié told a Spanish-language TV station. "Being Cuban-American, we have that paranoia that perhaps it could be someone from another government, from another place."

Cutié said the woman he was filmed with—his girlfriend of more than 2 years—attracted him with her faith as well as her beauty. "I think she has the same passion that I have for Jesus,'' he said.  Asked if she was the love of his live, Cutié responded, "If not, I would not be in this situation." Cutié has been suspended from leading his parish but the church has yet to indicate what his future might be