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The Circus Priest

Father Frank Cancro has one of the most unusual priestly apostolates in the United States: He prays at the circus.

Cancro is the National Circus Chaplain for the USCCB’s Circus and Traveling Show Ministries. Retired from pastoral ministry in the Diocese of Charlotte, Cancro spends much of his time each year on the road, traveling with one of the 40 active circus troupes at work in the United States. The priest also coordinates priestly ministry for rodeos and other traveling shows.

Father Cancro talked with The Pillar about his unique ministry, and his unique preparation for the call.

Read the Full Length interview at The PillarYou can listen to a complete interview with Fr. Cancro in this bonus episode of The Pillar Podcast.