An Ohio priest is heading to rehab, his lawyer said, after his drunken, profanity-laced¬†rant from inside a jail cell wound up on YouTube and went viral.
The Rev. Ignatius Kury has taken a leave of absence from Holy Ghost Ukrainian Byzantine Catholic Church in south Akron and plans to enter a clerical rehabilitation center in Maryland next week, his lawyer told CNN.
Yes, Kury has seen the video of himself, and it's clear he's drunk, attorney Walter Benson said.
"He‚Äôs an extremely intoxicated priest. I don‚Äôt think being a priest saves you from the affects of alcohol," he said. "He‚Äôs feeling horrible. He‚Äôs unbelievably remorseful for his actions. He's trying to be proactive to address the issues that he has."