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Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Catholic priest resigns in Akwa Ibom, says ‘I am free’

Popular Uyo-based Catholic Priest and radio preacher, Rev. Fr. Patrick Henry Edet, on Wednesday announced his resignation from the Roman Catholic Church.
The erstwhile Catholic priest made the announcement while addressing his radio audience on Planet 101.1FM, Uyo.

According to him, the resignation marked the beginning of ‘freedom’ for his spirit and soul.
He said: “From today 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. I seek freedom for my soul. As I leave, I leave smiling I am so happy that I am free.”
While expressing his joy, Edet said he should be addressed as Reverend Patrick Edet.
Meanwhile, Aniekeme Finbarr, the Special Assistant on Media to Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel corroborated the radio announcement with a post on Facebook which reads: “JUST IN: Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Patrick Henry Edet has resigned from the catholic priesthood, quits the Catholic Church. He says he. And on a lighter note, he says he can still be called Fr.”

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