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14 Aug 2017

'You Must Be A Priest Forever'-Bishop Tells Catholic Priest Who Wants To Resign

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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.

Bishop Ayah announced the withdrawal of all privileges and dissociates the Catholic
Church from the activities of Rev Fr. Edet as he 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 does so at his/her
own risk 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 catechist 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 catechist said

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