A former Catholic priest, Rev. Patrick Henry Edet, has fixed March 17 for his marriage to his fiancÃ©e who he would unveil next week. Edet made the disclosure on Tuesday during his Grace Family service.
Edetâ€™s resignation from Catholic Church about six months ago has generated a lot of discourse.
The popular Uyo-based priest and radio preacher, while addressing his radio audience on Planet 101.1FM, Uyo, said then that â€œthe resignation marked the beginning of â€˜freedomâ€™ for his spirit and soulâ€.
He said: â€œFrom today henceforth, I cease to be a Catholic priest, in my spirit and in my soul. I forgive those who will criticise 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.â€
While expressing his joy, Edet said he should be addressed as Rev Patrick Edet.
Edet, who hosts a weekly Christian programme entitled: â€œGrace and Inspiration,â€ on Planet 1010.1FM, Akwa Ibom State, added that there was no need for him to continue with the Catholic Church because peace deserted him while he was there.
He 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 leaving was the best thing, as he was now finally free.