From policeman to permanent deacon – a story of service

Posted March 14, 2018 4:55 pm by CNA Daily News

From policeman to permanent deacon – a story of service

Oviedo, Spain, Mar 14, 2018 / 01:24 pm (ACI Prensa).- Alberto José Gonzalez is a 50-year-old retired police officer, married with two daughters, who recently began his ministry as the first permanent deacon in the Diocese of Gijón, Spain.

Whether it is in the National Police Force or as a member of the clergy, “a service is provided to the people and that is precisely my vocation,” he told the newspaper El Comercial.

Gonzalez said he was always a believer and since his youth, “the great mysteries such as life, the universe, and things related to God always greatly impressed me.”

After some

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