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Catholic priest who resigned from priesthood says ‘Thank God I’m free now’, Nigerians react: ‘na conji hold you’

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An Akwa-Ibom Catholic priest, Rev Fr Patrick Henry Edet, who resigned from the priesthood on the grounds that he has a divine call, has stirred up mixed reactions on social media. According to reports, Fr Patrick said he had to resign due to his divine calling, adding that he has been facing all levels of condemnation from the Church hierarchy. Catholic priest who resigned from priesthood.

In his statement, he concluded that for him to be free to continue with his Divine calling, he must give way to the priesthood, though he had sworn to be loyal and law abiding to the Catholic priesthood and the Church hierarchy.

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Catholic priest who resigned from priesthood

Catholic priest who resigned from priesthoodHis statement reads in part: “Henceforth, I cease to be a Catholic Priest, in my spirit and in my soul…I forgive those who will criticize me. I live for God and I seek freedom for my soul. As I leave, I leave smiling. I am so happy that I am free.”

Following his resignation, some Nigerians, particularly social media users have taken to social media to criticize him. Anyway, he may not be disturbed by their criticisms as he says he forgave them in advance. Lol. Well, the priest said he has a ‘Divine calling,’ perhaps it’s true, who are we to judge? However, we wish him well in his future endeavours.

Many Nigerians on social media do not agree with him. On Instablog9ja, while some accused the priest of resigning due to an uncontrollable desire for sex (contrary to the Priesthood Celibacy oath), others accused him of venturing into priesthood because of personal intentions, without any plan to stay till the end.

Read some of the comments below:

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@Big_chuks: “He wants to ‘kpansh’, but you know it’s difficult to just say I want ‘kpansh’. That’s why I he resigned.”

Catholic priest who resigned from priesthood@Minastylesall: “That is what you get from people who go into a willful venture with the intention of personal gains; it never comes to a good ending.”

@Adaakuego: “Start your fake miracles and fuck as much as you want, openly.”

@Afamale: “Perhaps he needs a wife.”

@Mbhwandie: “He will just continue ‘knacking’, because we all know that he had been knack, even before resigning. Abeg, who held you before? Abi priesthood na bondage? Even if it is, did anyone force you into it?”

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@Nuelchinedu: “Women get power. This one has been forced out of priesthood.”

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