The secret identity:
For 23 years, this mild-mannered man of God would come home at night, take off his collar and put on the flamboyant mask and cape of a lucha libre wrestler.
In the ring, he went by the name of Fray Tormenta (Friar Storm).
Also, he is in amazing shape.
Yes. It's Nacho Libre. That movie was based on a thing that actually happened.
Father Benitez did not break his and other wrestlers' bones for all these years because he craved fame or couldn't find gainful employment with a philosophy degree. The priest did it for the money, which he then blew on kids. And to make that last statement a tad less creepy, we meant that he took up wrestling to finance the orphanage after not receiving any help from the church superiors. This awesome act of kindness was unfortunately punished decades later when he was played by Jack Black.
"Why is a partially shaved monkey playing me ...?"