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UP, CLOSE AND PERSONAL: Meet the Rock'n'Roll priest!

Last updated on: March 30, 2013 12:56 IST

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God is a rockstar for Mexican Catholic priest Adolofo Huerta, known as "Gofo", who likes rock music, dyes his hair red, dresses in black, and enjoys riding his motorcycle.

Huerta, who was ordained five years ago, found God and the priesthood while studying philosophy at the Pontifical University in Mexico City and working with HIV-positive patients and sex workers as a social activist.

He says it is important to demystify faith and accept people's differences without judgement, and in his sermons he references rock songs, quotes books and tells jokes.

In this photograph, Huerta puts on his soutane at the church "Our Lord of Mercy" in Saltillo, Mexico.

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Adolfo Huerta conducts a mass in Saltillo church.

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Huerta drives his motorcycle in Saltillo.

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Catholic priest Adolfo Huerta leaves after baptizing a young boy at the church "Our Lord of Mercy" in the El Toreo neighbourhood in Saltillo, Mexico.

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Priest Adolfo Huerta conducts a mass in Saltillo.

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Crosses dangle from the motorcycle of preist Huerta outside the rock bar "The Confessional" in Saltillo, Mexico.

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The robe of priest Adolfo Huerta hangs next to a poster of the movie 'Matrix' in Saltillo.

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Catholic priest Adolfo Huerta laughs while conducting a mass outside a house in a neighbourhood in Saltillo, Mexico.

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Huerta stops his motorcycle to ask for directions in Saltillo.

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Huerta shares a moment with a fellow priest and members of the diocese at the episcopate in Saltillo.


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