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->'''Samantha:''' He is ''hot.''
->'''Carrie:''' He is a priest!
->'''Samantha:''' He is a HOT priest!
-->-- ''Series/SexAndTheCity''

Basically the [[SpearCounterpart male counterpart]] of NaughtyNuns: the handsome, attractive, usually young priest. Has a ''long'' tradition in western culture, dating at least to the Middle Ages. The priest is usually Roman Catholic for the added ForbiddenFruit aspects of celibacy, but there's still room for the handsome, single, young pastor in Protestant settings as well, with the added possibility of a happy ending.

Depending on the viewpoint of the characters, this can be played for sympathy or antipathy: Either the priest is a innocent and charismatic GoodShepherd in a SaintlyChurch who just can't help attracting the attentions of women ([[EvenTheGuysWantHim and sometimes men, too]]) or he is a sinister [[TheCasanova Casanova]] in a CorruptChurch, in which case it is often a trait of the SinisterMinister.

See also: TheVicar. Can overlap with NunTooHoly. May lead into HotForPreacher.

In terms of rank, the AuthorityTropes arguably equal are BadassPreacher, CorruptCorporateExecutive, IrishPriest, {{Landlord}}, PreacherMan, PedophilePriest, {{Schoolteachers}}, SinisterMinister and TheVicar. For the next step down, see StudentCouncilPresident. For the next step up, see DeanBitterman.



* Part of the TwistEnding in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhYBhhl_QjU this commercial for Diet Coke]].

[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* (pictured) Father Remington of ''ChronoCrusade'' is handsome... and ''knows'' it. He happily flirts back with the younger nuns, much to Sister Kate's chagrin. He's handsome enough that Rosette -- a [[NaughtyNuns nun]] herself and something of an adopted daughter to him -- has a crush on him, too.
** Apparently, the reason why he's so hot in the anime is that [[spoiler: he's a ReallySevenHundredYearsOld fallen angel]]. (In the manga he's [[spoiler: unnaturally youthful despite having been a teen in the 1870s due to being implanted with demonic "legion."]])
** In the epilogue of the manga, it turns out that [[spoiler:Joshua Christopher, Rosette's younger brother, becomes a priest as well and keeps his {{bishonen}} looks]].
* The Church of Violence in ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' acquires one of these in season 2: Ricardo aka Rico, the NaiveNewcomer who hangs out with [[NaughtyNuns Eda]] and [[TheyCallMeMisterTibbs gets called "jackass" for referring to her as "sis" intead of "Sister"]].
* Miroku of ''Manga/InuYasha'' is a ''houshi'', a wandering Buddhist monk. He's also Team Inuyasha's resident HandsomeLech and generally very popular with the ladies of any given [[AdventureTowns Adventure Town]] -- to the endless exasperation of both Sango and Inuyasha.
* ''TrinityBlood'' is full of them. Father Abel, Father Tres, Father Leon, Father Hugue, Brother Petro... even the Pope! [[http://media.photobucket.com/image/trinity%20blood%20anime%20tres%20abel%20hugue/ErchinEragon/Animes/Vampire%20Series/largeAnimePaperwallpapers_Trinity-B.jpg Observe here]].
* Nicholas D. Wolfwood in ''{{Trigun}}''.
* [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Kotomine Kirei]]. Well, as much as a [[PhraseCatcher fake priest]] can be anyways.
* Farther Kanae of ''MariaHolic'' has a bit of a crush on [[AttractiveBentGender Mariya]] which he tries to keep to himself. Mariya spots the crush instantly and vainly glories in it.
* Frau in ''Manga/ZeroSevenGhost''. And [[StoicSpectacles Castor]].
* Charley in ''{{Vassalord}}'', though [[BoysLove he gets it all the time from Rayflo]].
* Enrico Pucci from part 6 of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''. His FanNickname is "Father Bootylicious".
* While not exactly priests, the Exorcists in ''DGrayMan'' could qualify.
* Ryoumei, from ''Yume Musubi, Koi Musubi''. [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/yume_musubi_koi_musubi/v01/c001/10.html See here for reference]]. (Although that's when he's just a teenager.)
* Genjyo Sanzo of ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'' certainly qualifies. As does Hazel, who even thinks of himself as one, going so far as to suggest that [[HoYay Sanzo is attracted to him]].
-->'''Gat:''' [=*upon encountering a pack of demons*=] Looks like we're way too noticeable.\\
'''Hazel:''' Well, it can't be helped. After all, we're an odd trio of two handsome men and one giant fellow.\\
'''Sanzo:''' No comment...
* ''ViolinistOfHameln'' has Clari Nett: serious, bishonen, and devout. Unfortunately for his mental health, Hamelin has convinced himself that Clari is gay and insists on calling him rude names. And forcing Raiel to dress up as a girl to "tempt" him.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* The men in ''SinCity'' once sent a priest to Claudia's hen night. The women mistook him for a stripper.
* ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'': Nightcrawler did train to become a priest, and many a girl dig that nummy [[FanNickname Fuzzy Elf]]...

* A quote from the movie ''Raising Helen'':
-->'''Pastor Dan Parker''': I'm a sexy man of God, and I know it.
* The film ''Film/TheDevils'' is in part about sexual obsession, nuns, a priest and a walled town in France.
** Based partially on a real life event, poor guy.
* The young priest from the film ''Film/{{Contact}}''.
* Philip from ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', complete with ShirtlessScene.
* In ''Film/FaceOff'', we see Castor Troy pose as a minister to plant a bomb in the LA Convention Center, then he does a sexy dance in front of some attractive choirgirls who are singing Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus". Gotta love some Nicolas Cage.
* RussellCrowe's character Cort in ''Film/TheQuickAndTheDead''.
* Joaquin Phoenix as Abbe du Coulmier in ''Film/{{Quills}}''. Teaches Kate Winslet's character how to read and tries to "cure" the Marquis de Sade, both of whom obviously want to get into his frock.
-->'''Abbe''': I'm not a beautiful young prospect ripe for corruption.
-->'''Marquis''': Don't be so sure.
* Paul [=McGann=], who has his own personal EstrogenBrigade, played a vicar in ''Film/LesbianVampireKillers''.
* Young Jean-Paul Belmondo in ''Léon Morin, prętre''. A young atheist woman confronts him. She ends up beaten by the [[http://media.paperblog.fr/i/135/1356077/beatrix-beck-auteure-leon-morin-pretre-est-mo-L-1.jpeg obvious power of faith (and a something else beyond)]]
* Camerlengo Patrick [=McKenna=] from ''AngelsAndDemons''. Ewan Mcgregor makes a damn fine priest.
* Gael Garcia Bernal's Father Amaro from ''The Crime of Father Amaro'' (based on the Portuguese novel ''O Crime do Padre Amaro'').
* Gabriel Byrne in ''Film/{{Stigmata}}''.
* Montgomery Clift in Hitchcock's ''Film/IConfess''. The movie was a flop as a result of the controversy over the romantic themes in the film involving his character.
* Linus Roache in ''[[Film/{{Priest1994}} Priest]]'', playing gay Father Greg.
* Jason Scott Lee's [[BadassPreacher ass-kicking]], vampire-hunting and absolutely gorgeous Father Uffizi in ''DraculaIIAscension'' and ''DraculaIIILegacy''.
* Creator/EdwardNorton in as Father Brian in ''Film/KeepingTheFaith''; Brian's friend Anna {{Lampshades}} it.
-->'''Anna:''' I've seen the way women look at you, even though they know you're a priest....especially when they know you're a priest!
* In the film ''Film/{{Amen}}'', young Jesuit priest Riccardo Fontana, played by Mathieu Kassovitz, is quite a looker...
* NathanFillion in ''Film/{{Dracula 2000}}''

* Also, the ''bogatyr'' (similar to "knight errant") Alyosha Popovich from Russian folk legends may fit. While not a priest himself (he's a ''popovich'', or [[PreachersKid priest's son]]: the Russian Orthodox Church allows married men to become priests), his image bears many of the stereotypes associated with priests at the time (e.g., he's cunning and well-spoken, and relies more on wits than strength). Besides his valiant deeds, Alyosha is known for his often [[TheCasanova dubious amorous escapades]]. Like that one time when he [[LoveableSexManiac "disgraced" a fair maiden]] and received severe fisticuffs from her angry brothers. Or when he tried to trick the wife of his fellow bogatyr, Dobrynya Nikitich, into marrying him by telling her that Dobrynya's dead. It's important to note that Alyosha also gets the girl (a beautiful, loving wife) at the end.
* In medieval Europe, the supposed sexual endowment of priests was standard dirty-joke fodder:
** One joke had a wife threatening to leave her husband because of his physical inadequacy: the priest arranged to have him "inspected" by the women of the parish, through a hole in the church door. The man admitted to the priest that his wife's accusations were correct -- he was, in fact, physically most men's lesser -- so the two arranged for the ''priest'', not the husband, to display himself through the hole. All the women lined up to offer their opinions -- "That's not too bad," "What's she complaining about?", "That's more than my husband has!", until one woman objected: "That's the priest! I'd know him anywhere!"
** Kramer and Sprenger, in their notorious witch-hunting manual ''Literature/MalleusMaleficarum'', accepted just such a dirty joke as a factual report of witches' stealing men's "members":
-->"And what, then, is to be thought of those witches who in this way sometimes collect male organs in great numbers, as many as twenty or thirty members together, and put them in a bird’s nest, or shut them up in a box, where they move themselves like living members, and eat oats and corn, as has been seen by many and is a matter of common report? It is to be said that it is all done by devil’s work and illusion, for the senses of those who see them are deluded in the way we have said. For a certain man tells that, when he had lost his member, he approached a known witch to ask her to restore it to him. She told the afflicted man to climb a certain tree, and that he might take which he liked out of the nest in which there were several members. And when he tried to take a big one, the witch said: You must not take that one; adding, because it belongs to a parish priest."

* Gösta Berling in ''Gösta Berling's Saga'' is at one point this, at least at some points in the narrative. ([[ItsALongStory It's complicated]].)
* OlderThanPrint: There are at least a few examples of both types in ''Literature/TheDecameron''.
* Mentioned in ''Gargantua'': "The tower of a cloister makes the woman of the village more fertile."
* In Barbara Kingsolver's novel ''Literature/TheBeanTrees'', Taylor mentions that whenever she sees Father William, she has to resist the urge to flirt with him.
* ''The Thorn Birds'' -- Father Ralph de Bricassart is pretty much the trope codifier, if not the trope maker. To a lesser extent, [[spoiler: his and]] Meggie's son Dane was planning to follow in his footsteps.
* Father Dominic from ''The Mediator'' series by Meg Cabot is in his sixties, but Suze the heroine, frequently notices how handsome he must have been and actually still is "in that Sean Connery way".
* Julien Sorel, the AntiHero / VillainProtagonist of ''Literature/TheRedAndTheBlack''.
* There is a medieval (probably [[TheHighMiddleAges 12th century]]) Latin poem called the "[[Music/CarminaBurana Altercatio Phyllidis et Flora]]" about whether knights or priests make better lovers. Guess who wins?
* ''Literature/TheCanterburyTales'' features a Friar as one of the pilgrims who loves associating with the fairer sex, and is kind enough to perform marriages which he has made necessary.
* Medieval literature in general has tons of these -- in jealous husband/sexy adulterous wife stories, the wife often takes up with the local priest. HilarityEnsues, generally.
* A number of these in the {{Deryni}} works. Bishop Denis Arilan's face is described as "handsome", and then-Monsignor (later Bishop) Duncan [=McLain=] prompts this exchange between two ladies at his cousin's ducal court:
-->"...I do hope he gets back in time for dinner. You've seen him, haven't you?"
-->"Ummm," the blond woman sighed approvingly. "I certainly have. What a pity he's a priest."
* In ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' a minor character claims he used to be one of these, since a wandering priest can be quite exotic and exciting if you've never left your dad's cow farm.
* Emilio Sandoz in Mary Doria Russell's ''The Sparrow'' is a particularly sympathetic example.
* Father Lorenzo Quart in Arturo Pérez-Reverte's ''The Seville Communion''.
* ''Literature/TheMonk'' Ambrosio is described as being very attractive, and is obviously popular with the ladies of his congregation.
* Aramis from ''Literature/TheThreeMusketeers'' and sequels.
* Inverted in ''Literature/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'': it's not that the priest is attractive, it's that he's desperately in love with Esmeralda.
* In PurpleHibiscus, this is how Father Amadi is described by Kambili. ''Very'' frequently. In '''lots''' of detail.
* The humorous book GrowingUpCatholic calls this trope "Father Whatawaste."
* Creator/JaneAusten's six novels include 3 clergymen as the heroine's winning love interest:
** Henry Tilney in ''Literature/NorthangerAbbey''.
** Edward Ferrars in ''Literature/SenseAndSensibility''.
** Edmund Bertram in ''Literature/MansfieldPark''.
* Young naive Catholic curate Father Neil Boyd in the original novels for ''Series/BlessMeFather'' is this to the EstrogenBrigade in his parish. He develops a suspicion an older and more cynical priest is pimping him out to rich widows and garnering large donations to Church funds in return.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Samantha from ''SexAndTheCity'' lusted after one of these. She nicknamed him "Friar Fuck".
* ''KeepingUpAppearances'' has a sexy (and married) young vicar by the name of Michael. Besides having to fight off Hyacinth's constant attempts to invite him to her social functions, he ''also'' has to fight off the advances of her sister Rose.
* Father Peter Clifford as played by Stephen Tompkinson in ''Series/{{Ballykissangel}}'' was seen as an example of this. In fact in a 1997 FakeCrossover for UsefulNotes/ComicRelief with ''TheVicarOfDibley'' the plot centred around Reverend Geraldine Granger attempting to get a kiss from Father Clifford.
** And after Father Clifford left the town and the show, he was replaced in by a series of handsome young priests, culminating in a dashing ex-Australian Soap Opera star.
* The handsome Latino priest in the second season premiere and finale for ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'' may qualify.
* Nathan Fillion (again) as Caleb from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', if you can get past the creep factor.
** He apparently attracted plenty of impressionable young women in his preaching days. [[SinisterMinister And then killed them in a gruesome manner for being such harlots]].
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'''s Winchester brothers briefly pose as priests in order to investigate a mysterious death. This is taken further in the season's gag reel when the actors show up in sleeveless priest outfits reminiscent of male strippers.
* There seems to be a subtext to the relationship between the priest on the second season of ''Series/MadMen'', Father Gill (Colin Hanks; yes, as in [[Creator/TomHanks Tom]]), and Peggy Olson; he's definitely a more liberal priest than the parish is used to. However, Peggy cuts off contact with Father Gill and the whole Church in general in the last episode of the season (the one during the CubanMissileCrisis), and he hasn't been seen since.
* There was an early 1990s ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketch where a woman (Julia Sweeney) goes to confess her sins in a confession booth. The priest (played by Alec Baldwin) then pulls back the screen and reveals that he's very young and handsome.
* Jane fell in love with one in ''{{Coupling}}'', and trying to accept the no sex before marriage lifestyle was something of a GrowingTheBeard for the character. Then it turns out Susan knew him ''before'' he was a priest...
--> You had sex with my boyfriend! ''I'' haven't even had sex with him yet!
** He wasn't a priest, he was a religious broadcaster on the radio only, Steve just incorrectly assumed he was a vicar.
* Father Philip Callaghan from ''Series/PoltergeistTheLegacy''.
* Rickety Cricket in ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' -- before the gang ruined his life, that is.
* A female one of these was recently seen on ''Series/WhatNotToWear''. Especially after the makeover, but before it, she was pretty cute, too.
* Brother Justin Crowe on ''Series/{{Carnivale}}''. Of course, since he's also a SinisterMinister, the women who are drawn to him are all troubled in some way and he is not at all hesitant to exploit their weaknesses for his own benefit...
* Father Phil had a flirtation with Carmella in ''Series/TheSopranos''
* Father Jack Landry in the 2009 remake of ''[[Series/{{V 2009}} V]]'' has a ShirtlessScene in one episode and he had a history of touring in Iraq.
* More cute than "sexy" but Father Mulcahy from ''Series/{{Mash}}'' wore a tight black t-shirt with his usual army uniform sometimes and looked very nice indeed.
** Mulcahy only had to give a woman the brush-off once (after she "hugged the stuffing" out of him). When he told Hawkeye about it the doctor laughed long and hard; he never expected Mulcahy to have that problem.
* In an episode of ''SpinCity'', the men play a prank on the women by cancelling the male stripper who was to attend Claudia's bachelorette party and send a Catholic priest instead. The priest happened to be rather handsome. Guess what happened.
* Invoked in ''Penn & Teller'' when they meet a self-described "porn pastor." It's not quite what it sounds like.
* [[TheBorgias Cesare Borgia]] is definitely this, and moreover he never lets the fact that he's a Cardinal get in the way of his sexual conquests (it must [[InTheBlood run in the family]], seeing as he's the son of the ''Pope'').
* Caleb has to consider his faith after flirting with Annie in 90210.
* Padre Juan de la Cruz from the critically-acclaimed Mexican telenovela El Privilegio de Amar. He is played by the very sexy and super-macho actor Cesar Evora.
* Father Antonio from ''SunsetBeach''. His attraction to his brother's girlfriend is mutual.
* Zhaan of ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' is a female version as a high level Delvian priestess. She differs from most versions of this trope in that Delvians are '''VERY''' sensual beings and being a priest/priestess seems to involve enhanced sexual experiences.
* Sister Paul's POV episode in ''Series/BridesOfChrist'' features Jack Delahunty ,who she meets at a wedding. [[HotForPreacher It's a mutual attraction.]]
* Father Kieron on ''Series/{{Hollyoaks}}'' is lusted after by several female members of the village, especially Mercedes and Michaela [=McQueen=], and ends up having a relationship with John Paul.
* Young naive Catholic curate Father Neil Boyd in ''Series/BlessMeFather'' is this to the EstrogenBrigade in his parish. He develops a suspicion an older and more cynical priest is pimping him out to rich widows, and garnering large donations to Church funds in return.
* Rev. Paul Coates of the small town of ''Series/{{Broadchurch}}''.
* Almost everyone on ''Series/{{Vikings}}'' seems to be attracted to Athelstan -- whether realizes it is another story.
* Father Tomás, from Series/EsperanzaMia. Esperanza, who poses as a nun to escape from criminals, fell in love with him. His former girlfriend, who is now enagged with his brother, still loves him as well.
* Father Gabriel of ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' has gained a lot of fan girls and is forgiven for ''some'' of his AmbiguouslyEvil tendencies because of his attractiveness. Since he has a few shades of SinisterMinister it may also be an example of EvilIsSexy.

* There's nothing true here yet, but the blue man in this[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bg59is5AyUg]] sure looks like a sexy priest, judging by the robes.
** The blue man's name is Kaito, by the way.
*** This troper believes they meant purple (Gackupo) as Kaito's clothing does not look anywhere similar to clothing of the clergy, an entertainer maybe. Gackupo on the other hand does seem to be dressed like a priest of some sort.
**** Gakupo is actually an educator and is dressed like one. Kaito, however, is wearing robes, which could mean either. The gold and jewels imply that he is either some sort of thief (gypsy, maybe) or a holy man.

* Father Welsh in Creator/MartinMcDonagh's ''The Lonesome West''. It isn't stated outright that he is "sexy", but he is at least attractive enough to make seventeen-year-old Girleen to fall madly in love with him.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Angelo, despite being ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII'''s resident HandsomeLech, is still an ordained member of the clergy.
* Play a ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' game. You'll probably find at least one handsome Priest, Monk, or Bishop. And yup, you ''can'' get more than one of them hook up with another character via A supports.
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe'':
*** Special mention to Lucius, a monk from ''The Blazing Sword''. He's [[DudeLooksLikeALady so pretty]], people often [[GenderReveal mistake him for a girl]]. Including players.
*** And ManInWhite Saul from ''Sword of Seals''. Who's also a ''ChivalrousPervert''.
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'':
*** Like Lucius, [[DudeLooksLikeALady Libra]] is mistaken for a woman sometimes in his [[RelationshipValues Support Conversations]].
* Father Vincent from ''SilentHill3'', depending on the player's fondness for slightly creepy, disheveled, lazy-eyed cult leaders.
* Priests in ''VideoGame/RagnarokOnline''. Men have [[MrFanservice bared chests]], and women wear habits [[MsFanservice with slits up to the waist. And stockings]].
** [[http://adultimum.net/rw/97/ This comic illustrates it perfectly]].
* Carter, from ''[[HarvestMoon Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town/More Friends]]'' is this... at least, in the eyes of [[SelfFanservice many fangirls]]. Many of them lament that he's not an eligible bachelor. [[OneSteveLimit Not to be confused with]] Carter the ''Archaeologist'' from the ''Wonderful Life/DS'' subseries.
* Teague Martin from ''VideoGame/{{Dishonored}}'' is an Overseer, which is the equivalent of a priest in that universe. He is noticeably better-looking than pretty much every other male character in the game.
* Sebastian Vael of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' is tanned, blue-eyed, lean and athletic with great cheekbones... and very devoted to the Chantry and his vows. A female Hawke can romance him, but their marriage stays a celibate one (unless he and Hawke are in a rivalry, in which case he stops being a [[SexyPriest Sexy Priest]] and vows to take back his throne of Starkhaven).
* ''Every one'' of the Lumen Sages in ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'' is a young, handsome, muscular, charismatic, smooth-talking guy, and some of them radiate light. [[LightIsNotGood (and they're the bad guys, by the way)]]. In fact, to drive the point home, the BigBad of the game is named [[Myth/NorseMythology Father Balder.]]
* [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Kolyat]] from ''Videogame/MassEffect3'' is an ''alien'' priest, but he counts as one nonetheless. He looks ''exactly'' like his attractive father, [[{{MrFanservice}} Thane Krios]].

[[folder:Web Originals]]
* ''WebVideo/TheVelociPastor'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDNzzhCpqxA arguably counts]].
* ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick'' did a video of the Top Ten "Hottest" Animated Guys according to a poll she took from the ladies on her Twitter and Facebook page. Claude Frollo from ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' made that list.
** He wasn't a priest in that version.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Monsignor Martinez in "Vaya Con Dios" the [[ShowWithinAShow Telenovela]] on ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill''.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* The Witch craze in Loudun, France, was started in 1632 when an amorous priest named Urbain Grandier was brought on [[KangarooCourt trial]] for witchcraft. Said priest had earlier on publicly humiliated some local bishop named [[MagnificentBastard Armand Jean du Plessis]] and who went on to become [[Literature/TheThreeMusketeers Cardinal]] some time later. It is the basis of the movie ''The Devils'' mentioned above.
* There's a calendar featuring male Mormon missionaries. The things one learns from StephenFry...
** There's also [[http://guanabee.com/2009/01/what-the-frock-vatican-priest-calendar-makes-us-feel-catholicky-guilty one featuring actual priests]].
* In American Roman Catholic popular culture, such priests are known as [[http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/Christianity/Catholic/2000/11/Father-What-A-Waste.aspx "Father What-A-Waste"]].
* [[MeaningfulName Father Cutie]] is not exactly hard on the eyes, and [[http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1896581,00.html he seems to know it]].
* The Reverend [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ida_Auken Ida Auken]] of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Denmark, also an MP (originally a member of the Socialist Party, later a member of the Danish Social Liberal Party) and Danish Minister for the Environment 2011-14. This being a Lutheran church, not only is a woman allowed to be a priest, but they're allowed to marry; her mother was ''also'' a priest (and a Social Democratic MP).
* Pope Benedict XVI's [[RightHandHottie private secretary]], Monsignor Georg Gänswein, is known throughout the Vatican as [[http://www.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&tbs=isch:1&&sa=X&ei=Vh67TJngE8H88Ab02szHDg&ved=0CCMQBSgA&q=georg+gaenswein&spell=1&biw=1280&bih=626 "Beautiful George"]] because of his good looks. Possibly the only Vatican official in history to attract the attention of the tabloids and the papparazzi (that's the photographers, NOT Sun-speak for the then-current Pontiff).
* Father Jonathan Morris, a Fox News analyst and contributor, is blond-haired, blue-eyed, and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Morris_%28priest%29 quite adorable]].
* Muslim example: Abdullah Gymnastiar, an Indonesian ''da'i'' (quite close to "minister"), well-known to Malay-speaking public. Every Muslim is allowed to marry, and he's married (twice).
* Zachary Quinto's Before/After video has him dressed up as one. Several comments from fans are of how they are going to hell for thinking that.
* Karol Woltyla, better known as Pope John Paul II. Since he became famous only as pope, an older man, he also falls under IWasQuiteALooker.
* Mariano Moreno studied to be a priest, but fell in love with a woman named Guadalupe Cuenca, so he dropped the priesthood (he had not been ordained yet, nor made any oath) and became a lawyer instead.
* And then there was Joyce McKinney, a woman so taken with handsome Mormon missionary Kirk Anderson that she [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mormon_sex_in_chains_case abducted and raped him]]...