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Catholic Bishop reacts to Patrick Edet’s resignation, says You don’t just quit the Priesthood like that

The Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Uyo His grace, Bishop John Ayah has finally reacted to the resignation of charismatic radio evangelist and founder of the Grace Family, Rev. Fr. Patrick Henry Edet from the clergy of the Catholic Church.

In a letter written officially by the Bishop in response to the
purported resignation of Rev Fr. Patrick Edet, a great attitude copy of
which has been forwarded, with an attachment of the said resignation
letter to the Pope in Rome, the Uyo Catholic Bishop says, he awaits
further reaction from the Pope on the matter.
In the meantime
however, Bishop Ayah announced the withdrawal of all privileges and
disssiciates the Catholic Church from the activities of Rev Fr. Edet and
forbade all Catholics from associating with him.
Rev Dr John
Ayah, in the release which was read at St Patrick Catholic College,
Afaha Inang ,Uyo and other parishes, implies that, any Catholic who
attends his programs henceforth risk sanctions while awaiting official
reaction from the Pope Francis.
The Catholic Bishop of Uyo Diocese, Rev Dr John Ayah’s message is dated 12 August, 2017.
A
cathechist of the Church said, all the comments on social media about
the matter are misplaced and misleading as they don’t know the gravity
of the matter. You don’t just quit the Priesthood of Catholic church
like that.
His words,

“Let those who make
useless comments on social media continue,the Catholic church is a
church guided by discipline and no form of rebellion of any kind shall
be entertained. Even when Barr Enoidem resigned his appointment as a
commissioner to contest election as legal adviser of PDP, he later
returned to the cabinet because of course his resignation letter was
rejected by his boss, Governor Udom Emmanuel and he returned to the
cabinet until others were dissolved. So until the Pope accepts his
resignation letter, he remains Rev. Fr. Patrick Edet. That is the cross
he is bound to carry, after all, he took an oath to serve the church
perpetual”, the cathechist said.

Credit: Osondu Ahirika

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