The Power and the Glory Characters

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The Priest

The protagonist of the story, the priest is not given a name. He is a Roman Catholic priest on the run from the authorities in a Mexican state that has outlawed religion. The man admits he is a bad priest who has fathered a child with one of his congregates, and is a drunk. Yet the priest still feels a calling to his vocation, to minister to the people. He knows he is the last priest in the area and has a responsibility to represent the Church and God.

He is known as the 'whiskey priest' as he is constantly drunk, mostly on brandy. He was born in Carmen and his parish was in Conception. He studied at a seminary in the United States and can speak English. He can even pass as a white American.

He has enormous love for his daughter despite hardly knowing her...

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