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Father Maxi (Also frequently referred to as Priest Maxi) is a Roman Catholic priest who serves as the mouthpiece for South Park's Christian community. He is voiced by Matt Stone and runs the South Park Church. He first appears in the Season One episode, "Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo".


Father Maxi's unwavering belief that everyone is going to Hell goes so far as that he bluntly claims that Timmy Burch would go to Hell since Timmy cannot confess his sins, as he cannot speak anything fluently.

However, at times Father Maxi can come off as less of a fundamentalist, as in "Red Hot Catholic Love" in which he grows concerned by the massive amounts of sexual abuse cases regarding priests and children and is horrified to discover that sex with children is apparently part of Vatican Law. When he discovers this, he makes several attempts to change the "Holy Doctrine" so that sex with children is wrong and suggests that priests be allowed to have sex with women.

His desire to change Vatican Law and be allowed to sleep with women may have something to do with the fact that he has apparently had sex with several women in South Park, including Liane Cartman.

There are also times where he seems to know very little about religion; once, when seeing Jesus Christ, he exclaimed "Hey, it's that guy from the public access show!" However, considering that Jesus actually hosts a cable access show in South Park, this is most likely done for irony purposes.

"Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo"[]

When it's announced that Jesus has been removed from the Christmas play, he requests that Santa Claus and Frosty be removed as well.

"Do the Handicapped Go to Hell?"[]

He has his first major role in this episode. He expresses his beliefs on whether or not the handicapped will go to Hell to the boys. They later see him having sex with a woman in the so-called "church confessional", which gives Cartman the idea to lead his own Christian community.

"Cripple Fight"[]

Father Maxi claims he will be able to convert Big Gay Al to in being straight but it is revealed he made a similar claim about a man called "Peterson" who Father Maxi himself ended up having sex with.

"Red Hot Catholic Love"[]

Despite his character flaws, it was Father Maxi who, in the episode "Red Hot Catholic Love", unearthed the massive corruption behind the many church-related sexual assaults. He also forced the Catholic Church to stop letting priests molest young boys. Apparently, this plan almost succeeds.


Serves a semi-major role as an affiliate of Randy Marsh, along with Skeeter, Stephen Stotch, and others, during his rebellion against the economy as an illusion to the mythologies of Moses, and Jesus Christ. Ironically, he wasn't on the side of Christ.

"A Boy And A Priest"[]

Father Maxi temporarily closes the church and becomes friends with Butters after the churchgoers heckle him with pedophilia jokes. After Butters takes Maxi to Clyde's birthday party and the children refuse to accept Maxi's presence, Maxi cuts ties with Butters, explaining he feels guilt for knowing the Catholic Church were doing terrible things to boys and doing nothing about it. However, when the Catholic Cleanup Crew kidnaps Butters, Stan, and Clyde, Maxi goes to save them. The crew offers to transfer him, but Maxi runs them over with a "Kumboni" as he realizes his purpose is defending the boys. He then returns to the church and preaches about penance despite the continuing pedophilia jokes.

Criminal Record[]

  • Assault: In “Do the Handicapped Go to Hell?”, all the boys go to the booth in the church to confess their sins. When Eric Cartman confesses his own, he reveals that he did stuff such as peeing in the holy water, pooping in the park and framing Father Maxi’s dog, and putting the ham in one Father Maxi’s sandwiches behind his buttcheeks. Hearing all this, Father Maxi gets so angry that he attempts to reach his hand out of the confession booth to grab Cartman in an attempt to strangle him.
  • Indecent Exposure: In “Do the Handicapped Go to Hell?”, Father Maxi is caught having sex with a woman in the confession booth with his butt exposed.


Priest Maxi can sometimes be seen wearing black pants, black shoes, and a black shirt with a white roman collar. Other times he wears a black cassock and a purple stole, traditionally worn in the Catholic church during Lent and Advent. He has brown and gray hair with a hairstyle and a double chin, he also has a wart on his forehead and his eyes are slightly spread apart, and he is seen wearing black glasses. Father Maxi's appearance was lightly redone in the episode "A Boy And A Priest".

In the future timeline set in South Park: Post Covid, he wears a red and black cardinal robe.


His personality seems somewhat flexible based on the needs of the show; often he is a narrow-minded and intolerant man who is convinced most people are going to be damned to Hell, often for trivial offenses. For example, in "Do the Handicapped Go to Hell?" he states constantly through his sermons that Hell awaits everyone in the town who does not go to church and confess their sins.

Father Maxi is rude and disrespectful towards the beliefs of others, such as he when he tricks Kyle, who is Jewish, into helping Stan and Cartman, into doing the Stations of the Cross. Also in "Do the Handicapped Go to Hell?", he informs Kyle that because of his beliefs, he and his family will go to Hell without question.

However, he still attempts to be a good priest and leader of the community. In "Red Hot Catholic Love", it's revealed that he's the only priest not engaging in pedophilia. As a result, he points out that they are to spread the word of God, not harm the innocent. He even goes to Vatican City to stop this and nearly brings down the church as a result.


Though as a Roman Catholic priest Maxi is supposed to be celibate, he does not seem to regularly practice this. Like most of the adults in South Park, he has had sex with Liane Cartman at some point in his life, as mentioned in "Cartman's Mom is a Dirty Slut". In "Do the Handicapped Go to Hell?", he was caught having sex with a woman named Mrs. Donovan, however, it is unlikely that she is Betsy Donovan, as her appearance was significantly different.

In "Cripple Fight" he admitted to having once been homosexual but claims to be reformed; however he apparently once had a sexual relationship with a man with Peterson who he was supposed to be trying to reform of homosexuality. In "Red Hot Catholic Love" he pushes for a reformation of the celibacy rules as a way to stop priest pedophilia. He befriends Butters in "A Boy And A Priest" as Butters comforts him after he is the butt of pedophilia jokes; during this episode, he decides to fight even harder to protect the children from the church's habits of molestation.


Much like Principal Victoria, his inverted name is a reference to singer Maxi Priest.[2] In "Cripple Fight", it is revealed that he "used to" be gay. Like many men in South Park, he is a great fan of the Denver Broncos, going as far as including a Broncos chant in his sermons. In "Cartman's Mom is a Dirty Slut" it is shown or at least implied that he has had sex with Liane Cartman. Despite being minister for many of Kenny McCormick's funerals he didn't minister for the funeral for Kenny's semi-permanent death. Instead, Mr. Garrison was the minister (and was even wearing a priest collar). In addition, he is not the priest for his death in "Sexual Healing". Father Maxi's devoutness to religion has ranged greatly over the course of the series - in "Do the Handicapped Go to Hell?" and "Cripple Fight" he is shown to sin, but in episodes such as "Korn's Groovy Pirate Ghost Mystery" and "Red Hot Catholic Love", he is shown being extremely devout. The top is his hair is darker in color than the sides, suggesting that he wears a toupée.

Video Games[]

South Park: The Stick of Truth[]

The New Kid can approach Father Maxi outside City Hall to start the side quest Find Jesus. After completing it, he will become the player's friend on Facebook.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole[]

The New Kid can talk with Father Maxi in the Church to start A Touch of Faith mission. After completing The Thin White Line, he will call the New Kid and give him the side mission Touch the Sky.

South Park: Phone Destroyer[]

Priest Maxi is a 6-Cost Common Tank of the Mystical theme. His aura in combat recovers the HP of any allies nearby. If his health goes under half, the amount of HP gained from his aura is quadrupled.