Nigerian ex-Catholic priest is getting married, months after resignation

Popular Nigerian ex-catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Patrick Henry Edet, ​who ​resigned as a Priest of the Roman Catholic Church​, last year is set to marry​. He made the ​announcement yesterday during his Grace Family Church service.

Former Catholic priest is getting married, months after resignation lailasnews

​The former priest revealed that Saturday March 17th is the set date for his wedding. And he also added that his fiancée would be unveiled next week.

Samuel Abasiekong, a ​publisher​ and ​Secretary Uyo Division of the Nigerian Red Cross Society​, confirmed the development on Facebook.

He wrote:

“Rev. Fr. Patrick Henry Edet, who resigned from Catholic Church about six months ago to get married on March 17, 2018 “

Last year, Edet had stated that the resignation marked the beginning of ‘freedom’ for his spirit and soul.

​Edet said after 11 long years, he strongly felt the need to leave, because he was feeling boxed in and it was affecting his personal relationship with God.

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.”

The Reverend who mentioned last year that though he believed a lot of people will be offended by his action, but he just had to make the decision and he is only living his life for God and not to please any human

He said

“I pray for all those who are heartbroken, those who will condemn me. I don’t even have to say I forgive you, you are right in your thinking; but just that you don’t know everything. I live for God. I seek freedom for my soul. As I leave, I leave smiling I am so happy that I am free.”

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11 Comments

  1. So we can guess you have been planning your marriage b4 your resignation cus is it d period of 6months u ask ur to-be woman out n decided to wed? Anyway congrats!

  2. Service is one on one with God. He should not be judged. He may have settled it with God and forgiven. It is a better to come out than to hide and have secret affair or to burn with desire for family life.
    May God help each and everyone of us to be true and honest.

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