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.
The former priest revealed that Saturday March 17th is the set date for his wedding adding that his fiancée would be unveiled next week.
The announcement just comes barely six months after the former priest left the priesthood.
Confirming the development, a publisher and Secretary Uyo Division of the Nigerian Red Cross Society, Samuel Abasiekong, shared the news on Facebook.
“Rev. Fr. Patrick Henry Edet, who resigned from Catholic Church about six months ago to get married on March 17, 2018 “
Edet had last year shocked the nation last year with his resignation from the priesthood , insisting that it marked the beginning of ‘freedom’ for his spirit and soul.
He revealed that he strongly felt the need to leave, after 11years of being a Catholic priest because he was feeling boxed in and it was affecting his personal relationship with God.
“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.”
“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.”
His resignation drew a lot of attention on social media with a lot of Nigerians insisting he was quitting priesthood because of a woman and six months later, here he is announcing his wedding.