Former Manchester United Player Philip Mulryne To Be Ordained A Catholic Priest

Former Manchester United Player Philip Mulryne To Be Ordained A Catholic Priest

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A former Manchester United midfielder Philip Mulryne is to be ordained a Catholic Priest.

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The Northern Irishman, who earned 27 caps for his country in a career that included spells with Norwich and Cardiff City, was this week ordained as a deacon in the Catholic Church.
While many ex-players go into coaching or television punditry, Mulryne has ditched his life of glamour for something of a more spiritual existence.

The 38-year-old was ordained by the Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, on Saturday and is now a member of the Dominican Order.
Twenty years ago, Mulryne made his debut for United under Sir Alex Ferguson, but now he is well on the way to being ordained as a priest in 2017.

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Now, though, he has turned his back on that life, first enrolling at the Pontifical Irish College in Rome in 2009.
He had previously spent two years studying philosophy in Italy, before undertaking a four-year theology degree in Belfast.

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