Catholic Priest In Lagos Suspended Indefinitely For Banning Igbo Songs

The Parish Priest of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Ewu-Owa Gberigbe in Ikorodu, Rev. Fr. James Anelu has been giving an indefinite leave by Lagos Archbishop, for banning Igbo songs and choruses in the Church.

The Priest who angrily stopped a soul lifting chorus during the second collection said the Igbos cannot keep dominating other people even in his Church.

He sighted the case of his Benin Diocese where Igbos dominate to the point of becoming the Bishop in person of Akubueze.

Rev. Fr. James Anelu said that the spirit of God in any place recognises only languages indigenous to that geographical location.

On saying this, the entire congregation went up in tumultuous uproar, leading to abrupt dismissal as people massively walked out of the Mass.

In response to his action, the archbishop of Lagos has promptly gave Rev. Fr. James Anelu an indefinite leave from today ( 2nd February 2022).


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