Stella Dimoko Catholic Priest Resigns A Year After Abduction


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Monday, 23 October 2017

Catholic Priest Resigns A Year After Abduction

A popular Roman Catholic priest, who was kidnapped last year, Rev. Fr. Gospel Inalegwu, has “resigned” from priesthood. His resignation sent a wave of shock across the church in Kano where he is based.

Fr. Inalegwu upon tendering his resignation letter to the Bishop of Kano Diocese, Most Rev. John Namawzah Niyiring, traveled out of the state with all his belongings.

Commenting on the development in a chat with reporters, Bishop Niyiring said during the weekend that, “Priests do not resign as they do in the public service, but are laicized. He also confirmed that Father Inalegwu was no longer available for his pastoral assignments in the diocese; stressing however that the only authority that could process the request of a priest wishing to return to a lay status was the Holy Father, the Pope.

Asked if he had tried to talk to the priest, he replied: “Yes I did that. I had some discussions with him to try to persuade him not to do what he is doing. I think he probably wants something else. The Bishop went further to debunk insinuations that the priest’s action was informed by his abduction experience, insisting that, “Long before his kidnap saga, he had voiced out his desire to do what he did. And we have a record of that."

The Benue born Catholic priest, who was kidnapped 2016, at his parish at St Joseph Catholic Church, Jitan – Dutse, in Tudun Wada Local Government Council, Kano State, was ordained in Kano State in 2013.

From Daily Post


Oby O said...

I wish him all the best as he reverts to lay status... It will take a while before he can officially leave the only the Pope can grant him that.... The priesthood is not for everybody.

ola wealth said...

Eeyah.... God be with you in your futile endeavors

Miss Juliet said...

He prolly was forced. Whatever makes him happy

Peculiar Teacher said...

Another one abandons his calling.

I speak peace into every troubled soul today.

May we all be properly guided.. Amen

The General's Wife said...

*Sad sigh*

Cynhams Cakes, Abuja. said...

I wonder the kind of experience he had that led to this decision.

May God heal his troubled heart.


Waohn,only God can direct his steps

DON™ said...

Yimu. He's no longer a priest, with or without Pope final word.

jelly said...

May peace be settled in his heart

Bee10(mummytwins) said...

He was my priest and a friend to say we are still shocked God knows best I wish him well

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